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Old 02-13-2014, 12:50 PM   #41
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Dont assume every 94 is good. There were a couple of years after 64 that Winchester was turning out some very poor guns. It bit them in the butt and hurt their reputation.
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Thanks for all the replies guys! After reading all the comments and doing some research on the interweb I've decided to go ahead and get a Winchester 94. And possibly a Marlin 99 down the road. I've got my eye on some 94AE's in .30-30 on the web and a local collector has one in .45LC, but I found some posts in forums that say the .45 and other pistol rounds that were made for the 94 are problumatic with a tendancy to jam. One post went on to say that the .44Mag was taken out of production for this reason. Can anyone verify this?

Here's a nice link to the timeline of the Win. 94:
http://www.chuckhawks.com/win_94.htm

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The model 92 is better suited to pistol calibers. I believe the problem in the 94 is the action is too long for the short rounds and causes feed issues.
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The model 92 is better suited to pistol calibers. I believe the problem in the 94 is the action is too long for the short rounds and causes feed issues.
That's the same thing I've heard. Boy would I love to get a 92 at some point.

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I don't have one, but will inherit one someday. My dad owns one he got for free while working for a Chevrolet dealership in the 60's or 70's as an incentive for meeting certain criteria. Also got binoculars and other stuff as well. Anybody know if there is anything special about those guns or that program?
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I grew up hunting with a winchester 94 in .30-30. I loved it. To me there is no better lever action.


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I grew up hunting with a winchester 94 in .30-30. I loved it. To me there is no better lever action.


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well i happen to have a great fondness for the Winchester model 94 and have owned several over the years, but i feel the Marlin 336 lever action is a more robust design and a bit smoother. that is just my opinion though.
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I love my 94. Its what I'm best with. Of course it was my first and what I have the most trigger time on, but I wouldnt get rid of it for the world! I have never even held the marlin, but hear they are excellent. I think the winny looks better too.
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I had a marlin. They are excellent rifles. But i grew up with the winchester so it is near and dear to me


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The Marlin 336 is a stronger, heavier, more accurate rifle, no question. Far easier to scope as well (if that matters to you)

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There's just something about a 94. I don't think it can be explained. I pick up a 94, and I feel the bite of morning cold on my face, I can smell bacon cooking, woodsmoke, coffee, horses. I can hear the laughter of the other hunters in camp, the sound of Dad and cousin Jerry splitting firewood, the taste of a little nip of old uncle Mose' homemade corn whiskey............

And, to me at least, it's the slickest handling, most ergonomic little carbine ever made.
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