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May 29, 2024 - 9:31 pm
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KissHello, I’m trying to seek information on a rifle that I picked up. It’s a model 94 chambered in 25-35 full octagon barrel full mag tube. Cody firearm has it dated at 1918. Seems to be deluxe wood. Has barrel proof marks on barrel and receiver. Has a shotgun butt plate. I’m trying to get a value for the gun and every path I’ve went down took me to a dead end. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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What is the serial number on your Model 1894?  We will need to see several clear detailed pictures of the gun before it can be assessed. As a Guest on the WACA website, you will need to upload your pictures to a host website and then post the URL here.  

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Bert H. said
What is the serial number on your Model 1894?  We will need to see several clear detailed pictures of the gun before it can be assessed. As a Guest on the WACA website, you will need to upload your pictures to a host website and then post the URL here.  

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Serial number is 877693

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Brock anders said

Bert H. said

What is the serial number on your Model 1894?  We will need to see several clear detailed pictures of the gun before it can be assessed. As a Guest on the WACA website, you will need to upload your pictures to a host website and then post the URL here.  

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Serial number is 877693

That confirms it as a May 1918 production Model 1894.

What is the barrel length and contour?  Does it have a Pistol Grip butt stock?  Pictures ??

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Bert H. said

Brock anders said

Bert H. said

What is the serial number on your Model 1894?  We will need to see several clear detailed pictures of the gun before it can be assessed. As a Guest on the WACA website, you will need to upload your pictures to a host website and then post the URL here.  

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Serial number is 877693

That confirms it as a May 1918 production Model 1894.

What is the barrel length and contour?  Does it have a Pistol Grip butt stock?  Pictures ??

  

I’m trying to figure out how to get the pictures on a site. 

it has a full octagon barrel with a full length mag tube.

my phone number is 817-917-3355 I can text you photos or email them to you 

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You can send the pictures to my email – [email protected]

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Bert H. said
You can send the pictures to my email – [email protected]

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Email sent. 
thank you sir! 

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Here are your pictures…

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That rifle is not right.

Checkering is too coarse, and was certainly not done by Winchester. 

Without many, many more detailed pictures, it’s difficult to offer any further opinion. But that rifle, as it presently sits, is certainly NOT a Winchester deluxe sporting rifle.

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That rifle is not right.

Checkering is course, and was certainly not done by Winchester. 

Without many, many more detailed pictures, it’s difficult to offer any further opinion. But that rifle, as it presently sits, is certainly NOT a Winchester deluxe sporting rifle.

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The wood really stands out as a detriment.  Not only is the checkering wrong but it is seriously undersanded at the tang.  That sure spoils it for me (and most collectors).

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The rifle in question may have begun life as a plain (walnut) pistol grip rifle, or might even had had the “I” checkering.  Since it is outside the range where a Cody Museum letter can be had, we’ll never know for sure. But as noted in the posts above, the wood has been aggressively sanded and refinished, and the checkering is obviously not done by Winchester.  Those considerations would tend to severely limit collector interest.  In its present condition, I see that rifle primarily as a shooter grade rifle.  

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An original set of pistol grip wood would do a lot for that rifle.  This is why guys who part out a rifle often do very well.  For guys who like the needle-in-a-haystack search, it is just the project.  I recall a Marlin M1893 .38-55 I had.  It had a special length 28 inch barrel ordered with no rear sight seat.  It was a pistol grip fancy wood checkered rifle.  Nice metal.  The forend was original and showed wonderful burl wood and original checkering was great.  One, “tiny” flaw – the buttstock was homemade!  When I bought the rifle I thought I would find a right buttstock for it.  That’s probably what the guy who owned it before me thought too.  

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