About 1906 Winchester Rifles The 1906 Model was the second in a series of Slide-Action rifles that Winchester produced. It was actually designed by John and Mathew Browning and followed the 1890 Model in production. The 1906 was produced as a lower cost version to the 1890 Model, selling for 66% of the cost. All guns were of the take-down variety. The 1906 Model was chambered initially for .22 short (up to serial # 113,000). But after 2-years, guns were produced that shot short, long, and long-rifle interchangeably, with this modification assuring the continued success of the 1906. This Winchester Model was produced from 1906 to 1932 with over 800,000 guns sold. All original parts, and in working order. The metal is smooth showing some discolored spots with no blue finish remaining. Lettering is clear. The wood is fairly smooth and has no cracks or repairs but does have the initials JL in the stock. Gun is in good and safe working order. The bore has some wear and pitting.