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This old classic is part of a another collection I've been asked to liquidate. This particular 94 was manufactured in 1963. As I understand it, anything pre-1964 is very desirable as after 1964 they altered the design a bit, and many thought it was just a cheapening of the cost to build. It's in pretty good shape to my eyes, and the action is crisp with everything being tight as it should be. I think I'm going to buy this one myself. Not often something like that comes around anymore. Take a peak:

Obviously, its at the top of the picture


Full shot of the rifle


Close up of the receiver


The Winchester stamp
 

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There is one for sale in town in 30-30. Can't rember the price. Guy at store said the new marlin was better.
 

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Marlins are OK. But there is just something about that old "Flat Side" 94 Winchester that still grabs my gun loving heart. I still have my first 94 30-30 from the 1950s.
Maybe a guy never really forgets his first love after all.:)
 

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Marlins are OK. But there is just something about that old "Flat Side" 94 Winchester that still grabs my gun loving heart. I still have my first 94 30-30 from the 1950s.
Maybe a guy never really forgets his first love after all.:)
It was beautiful. Aside from the side attached scope mounts.
 

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There is one for sale in town in 30-30. Can't rember the price. Guy at store said the new marlin was better.
I think I'd take an old beat up 94 over just about any Marlin. There's just something about it that other guns don't have. I've wanted one for a while, never wanted to spend the money for one though. I can't even begin to count how many I held over the years urging myself to just buy it. This one just happened to fall into my hands. There is a little marring to the blue, looks like something acidic was splashed on it at some point in the past, but it's just a cosmetic blemish nothing more. I'm from the line of thinking that you don't buy a classic muscle car and trailer it to and from shows, you drive those beasts like you stole'em. I think of my guns the same way, I have no need for safe queens. I want something I can shoot and enjoy.

Also, if you look closely at the first picture, you can see the screw on the underside that was removed in the post 64 guns.
 

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I have never given any thought to how a scope mount fits on a Model 94. The model 94 has got to be one of the best and most fun rifles ever to shoot with iron sights. I still have the 94 I bought in '73. I still take it out and shoot it with the rest of my guns. I can hit a pop can at 100 yards easy enough. I would never consider putting a scope on it.
 

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I have never given any thought to how a scope mount fits on a Model 94. The model 94 has got to be one of the best and most fun rifles ever to shoot with iron sights. I still have the 94 I bought in '73. I still take it out and shoot it with the rest of my guns. I can hit a pop can at 100 yards easy enough. I would never consider putting a scope on it.
I have one at my dads house, though I've never really considered it mine, that is from the 70's I believe with a gold trigger and a scope on it. The only two times I've ever seen it fired was when it kissed my dad and left him bleeding.......and my grandfather who though it was funny as hell told him he didn't know how to shoot, picked it up and got kissed himself. When we got back to the house my mom thought they'd gone out thrown down with one another. That was back in the mid 80's. I don't think it's been fired since. Having a scope on a 30-30 never worked out because of it's design. It can be done, but I rarely see them with one.
 

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I was planning on going to the range with it tonight, er well I did go to the range with it, only to find out they have no 30-30 ammo in stock. Being as this is the first 30-30 I've owned myself, I had no ammo for it. Left the range and went to Academy Sports to get some, they were out of stock. Got pissed off about this whole ammo shortage thing, went to Walmart to check. Of course, they had none either but it just so happened that they had just stocked the Ammo shelf and I scored a 100 round Federal .223 box for $35. Just figures, when I wasn't looking for 30-30 I saw it everywhere....and now that I need some it appears to be nonexistent.
 

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Is the 94 for sale?
It was going to be, but that's one of the few guns I have wanted for a while now and I decided I couldn't do without. I took it to the range today and put 14 rounds through it. Shoots like a champ, even using 30 year old Remington ammo.
 

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GeneralPatton said:
It was going to be, but that's one of the few guns I have wanted for a while now and I decided I couldn't do without. I took it to the range today and put 14 rounds through it. Shoots like a champ, even using 30 year old Remington ammo.
Dang it, I need a good lever 30-30! The search continues....
 
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