Originally Posted by 30-30remchester
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 ....