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Button magazine or full ?
October 4, 2021
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What’s your preference in 92 & 94 carbine & rifle. Button(1/2) or full mag?

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October 4, 2021
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Button.

October 4, 2021
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Full.

October 4, 2021
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There’s really something about both I like. Button mag would be nice in the woods for hunting & balance but full mag holds more ammo & I personally like the looks better. Hard call for me. Either as a collector.

October 5, 2021
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Apparently full. Can’t seem to recall having a button mag rifle or carbine. 

 

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October 5, 2021
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Generally, I prefer a full magazine on standard length barrels.  However, on short rifles the button magazine sure makes a handy well-balanced rifle.  Looks pretty sexy too.  This is one of my favorites:

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I would have to agree with all of that Don. Very nice rifle.

October 5, 2021
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Don,

The button mag on your semi deluxe looks great. I think that rifle was made for itSmile

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October 5, 2021
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I’ll say something that may sound odd.  I prefer full magazines on my .33’s.  

October 5, 2021
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I concur with that Steve. Owned 4 of them & always full mag on 33’s.

October 5, 2021
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I like BOTH. I like the overall look aesthetic and balance of the button mag. But enjoy the functionality of a full magazine.

I’ve never had a 3/4 mag, so don’t know about it.

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Good point Maverick. Never owned one either but I think 3/4 mag would be a keeper for me. They have to scarce or rare. Maybe Bert has the numbers on 3/4 mag 94’s.

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Ok, the topic was button mag or full.  Now we’re talking about 3/4 magazine.  That is generally my preference over button and full.  Here’s a .32 special carbine I have with 3/4 magazine:

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And here’s an ’86 extralightweight .45-70 I have with 3/4 magazine:

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October 5, 2021
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RickC said
Good point Maverick. Never owned one either but I think 3/4 mag would be a keeper for me. They have to scarce or rare. Maybe Bert has the numbers on 3/4 mag 94’s.  

The number of Model 1894s with a true 3/4 magazine length is relatively small.  In my survey of the Model 1894s manufactured in the 353999 – 1079689 serial number range, I have following numbers;

Magazine Length Quantity % Est. Prod Qty.
Full 7,165 86.45% 627,361
½ 779 9.40% 68,209
315 3.80% 27,581
¾ 26 0.31% 2,277
3 0.04% 263

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Thanks for the info Bert. Now I want a 3/4 mag. Ugh!!

October 7, 2021
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October 12, 2021
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Would this be considered 3/4 or 7/8 mag (1894)?  

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Would this be considered 3/4 or 7/8 mag (1894)?  

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Looks 3/4 to me. Does it letter ?

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Would this be considered 3/4 or 7/8 mag (1894)?  

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Chris,

What is the measured length of the mag tube?  Base on the picture, it appears to be a 3/4, but it could also be a special order length that specified the number of cartridges it would hold.  I have seen at least a half-dozen records entries where the magazine length lists the number of cartridges it was made to hold.

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Has anyone ever seen a ledger entry that specified, “7/8” length magazine?  As my .45-70 letter notes, they did specify 3/4.  I’m sure some 3/4 length magazines were also listed in the ledger for the number of cartridges the customer specified.  But, I am curious if there are any examples of, “7/8” noted in the ledger.

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