This rifle dated May 30, 1911 with serial number: 674425. Does anyone know the history of this model? It is well made and in great shape.
Your rifle was manufactured during 1925. If you would like the exact day which the receiver was serialized you can contact the Cody Firearms Museum. Usually the rifle was fully assembled and in the Winchester warehouse after a few weeks of the serialization date . http://www.bbhc.org/firearms/records/
There is a superb reference book written by Ned Schwing covering this rifle and the Model 1890 called WINCHESTER SLIDE ACTION RIFLES. It can be a bit difficult to locate a copy and will be +$200 for it when you do.
This is from Homestead Firearms:
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.