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Old 09-13-2013, 03:03 PM   #11
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I was able to strip out the receiver and inspect the barrel more closely. The rifle is missing several screws and the twin leaf springs for the trigger assy. Barrel bands and a few other parts are also missing. The barrel is toast and will have to be replaced. I've got the inards soaking so I can't report on the overall condition of the bolt however I had to "coax" the bolt assy. out of the receiver with a punch and hammer. I will remove both cartridge guides to fully disassemble the receiver and will report on it's viability. Right now I've got to finish up a Browning High Power and a Jennings .22 for a client so I will not get to this rifle until next week at the earliest. The most I will get done will be to assess the overall condition of what I have then put together a parts list and go from there. I will continue updating my progress..

One other thing... I was able to get a better look at the serial number and it now appears that it was born in 1959: #245xxxx..

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Old 09-16-2013, 05:37 PM   #12
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Looks like you have a real project but since it's your gun and not a client's it should be more of a fun project as you could try some risky things and not have to worry about a client's gun. I hope it works out and please post some pics. Just wondering....a gunsmith friend of mine is into dipping guns and bows and offers a variety of finishes....a lot of prep work and a lot of time involved.Have you ever thought about going down that road? He did this old Star Model Super in a skull pattern...a gift for my grandson. here's some before and after pics. Best of luck on your project. Dick
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:26 PM   #13
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Pretty slick look but no, I've not looked into it I'm pretty much all conventional at the moment. I'll be posting more pictures of how everything cleaned up very soon. I mentioned early on that the barrel was toast.. Not only was the rifling beyond dead, the barrel itself had a nice slight curve to it. Never seen a barrel bowed like that and if I hadn't been running it on the lathe for polishing, I'd not noticed it. Fact is it was wobbling pretty good so I checked it on a level surface and sure enough it was bowed about 1/4" down it's length.
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Subscribed, This Winchester 94 fan want to see how it turnes out.
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Why not have the barrel relined? That way will maintain its markings?
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Why not have the barrel relined? That way will maintain its markings?
No good since the barrel is also bent or more to the point, bowed. Pretty sure that makes it unusable doesn't it?
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With the price and availability of barrels being what they are I'd still like to know if the barrel on this rifle can be salvaged? when I place the barrel on a flat surface, I will see an 1/8 to a 1/4 of an inch bow from end to end.. I'm wondering if a could apply some heat and straighten the barrel back out..
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if you can get it straight fine. but it would likely be a chore to get it perfect. don't think you need to heat it
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After my dad's win94 was "legally" stolen by my cousin, I cherish my father in laws rifle. It's in very good shape, and damn it shoots nice. I've built up a collection of WS32 ammo to feed it on occasion.
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Redman Relining is very good at restoring barrels.
Maybe not they have dropped the 30-30 liners?

http://www.redmansrifling.com/relining.htm

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