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Old 09-22-2012, 03:46 AM   #1
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Winchester 1894 30-30

I just picked up a used rifle tonight.
my first rifle....
I looked up the serial numbers and I think it might be an old one.
the serial numbers are 1394321
http://oldguns.net/sn_php/windateslookup.php

it says it is The year of manufacture for serial number 1394321 is Between 1943 and 1948..

A total of 66783 were manufactured from 1933 to 1957.

the guy I bought it from said it was a Post 1964,well if this is right he might be wrong.

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heres a few pics





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It looks like a well taken care of rifle. Enjoy!

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it IS pre-64. Nice gun

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Just a note from us avid Winchester purists I will correct a few misconceptions. First off your model 1894 is actually a model 94. Winchester changed the model numbers from 1894 to 94 in the 1920's. Next you have what is known as a flatband model. This name arises from the shape of the barrel band near the front sight. This flat shaped band was only used for a year or so @1948. Next your rifle is actually is a carbine. Winchester built both rifles and carbines on the 94 action. Most rifle production was ended in the 1920's. Lastly your 30-30 is actually a 30WCF. While tecnically the same cartridge, 30 WCF was the name Winchester gave their flagship cartridge. Around 1950 Winchester bowed to the other gun makers persistance and renamed the caliber to present day 30-30. Congradulation on aquiring a nice circa 1948 flatband Winchester model 94 carbine in 30 WCF.

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Very nice. Enjoy.

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Just a note from us avid Winchester purists I will correct a few misconceptions. First off your model 1894 is actually a model 94. Winchester changed the model numbers from 1894 to 94 in the 1920's. Next you have what is known as a flatband model. This name arises from the shape of the barrel band near the front sight. This flat shaped band was only used for a year or so @1948. Next your rifle is actually is a carbine. Winchester built both rifles and carbines on the 94 action. Most rifle production was ended in the 1920's. Lastly your 30-30 is actually a 30WCF. While tecnically the same cartridge, 30 WCF was the name Winchester gave their flagship cartridge. Around 1950 Winchester bowed to the other gun makers persistance and renamed the caliber to present day 30-30. Congradulation on aquiring a nice circa 1948 flatband Winchester model 94 carbine in 30 WCF.
wow...thank you very much for setting me straight on a lot of things.
Like I said,I'm new to rifles,and when I bought this yesterday at the gun store the salesman told me it was a post '64...so I just took what he said,but then when I got home and started to look around on the net the to see what I really had I was stuned.
I knew something about the thing being called a 30,but other than that ....
thanks again!
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I have one of these and the lever seems to get stick half way through when you cock it. To get it to chamber you really have to run the lever hard. Any ideas on why it's doing that?

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Very nice snag!

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Great gun, mine was made in the 60's. Brought down a lot of deer with it. My Dad bought it new at Woolworth I believe it was on sale for $69

If you don't mind to tell what did you have to give for it

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