Winchester Barrel markings needed

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by sfguy, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. sfguy

    sfguy New Member

    I have a pre 64 Winchester 1894 carbine that some idiot polished off all the markings on the barrel and off the tang on the receiver, luckily he had sense enough not to polish off the SN. I need to know where I can get the roll marks put back on. I contacted Turnbull and they only do pre war roll marks. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

    Not being a smart *** here, but I would suggest (you asked...) you just leave it alone. Enough damage has already been done, and trying to add new markings will only serve to degrade the value of the gun that much more.

    Having said that, It's your gun and you can do whatever you want with it. Nobody else is going to care - unless they are a prospective buyer....

  3. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

    You're going to have to stamp the numbers/letters individually on there. Naturally it might not match up with the exact style of font that Winchester used unless you have the stamps custom made-a lot more expense than it would be worth.
  4. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

    If you are looking to do a restoration, I would be looking for an original barrel replacement. If not, just use it as a shooter. The collector value at this point is nill.........

  5. sfguy

    sfguy New Member

    Barrel and receiver

    Thanks for all who responded. I got the rifle real cheap and it looks so good, that I hate to see it without markings, it is just a dandy deer rifle. I do a lot of trading so although I have not tried to sell or trade it yet, I imagine it would be difficult. Turnbull has said that he would do the markings for $200 but at that price it would be cheaper to have it rebarreled. They have said they could not do the receiver if it was made after 1,500,000 as is mystery metal that they cannot reblue after the markings are applied. I think that they are off about 1,000,000. This rifle was made in 1959. I looked at a couple of pre-64 1894 models for sale on gunbroker, and 2 of those did not have any tang markings either, was this normal on some of the production?