Winchester 1894 30-30

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Rich1028, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Rich1028

    Rich1028 New Member

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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.
     
  2. Rich1028

    Rich1028 New Member

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    heres a few pics

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  3. The_Kid

    The_Kid New Member

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

    hiwall Active Member

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    it IS pre-64. Nice gun
     
  5. 30-30remchester

    30-30remchester New Member

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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.
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Very nice. Enjoy.
     
  7. Rich1028

    Rich1028 New Member

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    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!
     
  8. elfmdl

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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?
     
  9. canebrake

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  10. kycol

    kycol New Member

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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
     
  11. Rich1028

    Rich1028 New Member

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    nope don't mind a all
    $425.00
     
  12. kycol

    kycol New Member

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    Not bad for a nice piece of history. Looks great
     
  13. 1411

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    Seems to be a great buy. Here in WI those older 94s fetch a pretty penny these days.
     
  14. ninjatoth

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    Looks exactly like mine,same condition and all,mine is in the 1,350,XXX range and it's a 1945,so i'd take a guess and say yours is 1946?-ish.You got a decent deal on it,now days they will go for around $500 but they are worth around $700+ for one like yours when the economy is better.You will always get someone offering you money for it so it's a good investment.
     
  15. Rich1028

    Rich1028 New Member

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    good to know.thanks!!
     
  16. 2bit

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    Hello Rich1028,

    Let me clear up a few things that 30-30 remchester posted. Your rifle was actually manufactured during 1946. The "flat band" version of the Model 94 was produced from 1946 until almost the end of 1948. The rifle is missing its runded front sight hood. Based on what I can see in the photos you posted your purchase price of $425 was a very good buy.

    Michael
     
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  17. Cheeseman

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    Hey guys, thanks for turning me on to the Winchester date site. I now know that my Model 71 .348WCF is a 1955, and my Model 100 7.62mm is a 1963. When my surgically repaired right foot allows me to walk again, I'll fetch my Model 61 from the garage and nail the date on that one as well. It was my Dad's first gun and I believe it is pre-war and now I can easily look it up. Sometimes technology can be useful!
     

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