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Old 10-03-2010, 05:45 AM   #21
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I love my Winchester 94. It's a blast to shoot.I like the Marlins (have a 1894 in 44 mag.) too and the are a little more scope friendly but the range on most lever rifles I don't see much need for Glass anyway. I'dreally like to find a lever rifle in 38/357 to add to the lever collection. THe fall gun shows are popping up around my neck of the woods so it shouldn't be long
I believe that Marlin makes a 94c chambered in .357/.38.

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I believe the gun is from the mid 70's.
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First, the value of any gun is based on its condition. Better condition, higher the price.

$275 sounds like a very good price. The Winchester 94 in 30-30 is the most popular deer rifle in the US, followed by the Marlin 336.

Ammo is reasonable. You are not going to find CHEEP milsurp ammo, but every sporting goods store in the US has ammo.

Quirk of most Mdl 94s- the steel alloy used for the reciever will not blue. They were iron PLATED, then blued. If rust has penetrated the plating, you will not be able to touch up bare spots with cold blue.

Unless you have a 94AE (angle eject) it is hell to put a scope on a 94, due to top ejection. But it is intended as a 200 yd or less rifle, so scope is arguable. Take a light, look at the bore, and as much as you can see of chamber (rust). Offer him $200 in cash, see what happens.
Iron Plated???? I have never heard of that technique being used on any rifle or gun. I have blued many Mdl 94 Winchesters in my shop and never had any trouble getting them to blue. Perhaps you are thinking of case harded?? That type of treatment to steel will stymie most bluing unless you buff it down deep enough to get to the softer steel.
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I am not familiar with lever action rifles... that is why I asked for help.


Wait.... it still comes out of the top?
YouTube - How to Unload a Lever Action Rifle
I thought it came out to the side, like it is shown in the video.
The rifle in the video didn't look like a Winchester. I looked more like one of the early Marlins. Perhaps a Mdl 92,93,or 94 Marlin. You could see the bolt visable on the right side. The Winchester's bolt is inside and cannot be seen from either the right or left until it protrudes out the rear. The Marlin bolt is visable on the right side always.
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If you're wanting a decent close range brush deer rifle, go for it. Be aware that a 30-30 is at it's best within 150 yards though-especially with iron sights.
Check out Hornady's LeveRevolution ammo, it makes .30-30 rifles an honest 200 yard + rifle.

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Quick question......

I never plan on mounting a scope setting off to the side and I think the exposed screws are unsightly. I would really like for them to not be there, however, it is a bad idea to have hole in you reciever......
So, is there a place where I can buy these screws that are shorter or can I just chop the ends off abd still be alright?

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Sarge- change in the metal of the receiver in 1964. I came accross some Winchester factory docmentation on M94s and iron plating. This document was issued as an inter office memo on Sept. 10 1965. In it it discusses the trials for the permanent iron plating line. It states that " the iron plating line will be turned over to Production on the 20th of Sept. 1965. The Product Service cut off no. in serialization will be 2,887,000 All receivers beyond this no. will be iron plated."

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If it is iron plated, what is the core made of?

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The core is a steel alloy- but not all steels blue well.

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Hummm interesting. I have about 50 gun books in my library,guess I better start digin' through them.
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Perhaps you are thinking of case harded?? That type of treatment to steel will stymie most bluing unless you buff it down deep enough to get to the softer steel.
Maybe this is a stupid question, but why in the world would anyone want to remove the case hardening from a rifle in order to blue it???
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