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June 14, 2016 - 7:21 pm
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For the 1873, 1892 & 1894 carbines and short rifles, which used a 7 1/4 ” overall length fore arm, and on what length barrel ?

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14-inch or shorter.

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Thanks Bert,

Was there any period that a 15″ barrel would have a 7 1/4″ on it ?

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Bill,

There are no production records with that type of information. Based on nothing but personal observation, the 15 & 16 inch barrel lengths used the 8 inch forend stocks.

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Bert,

My model 94 14″ trapper carbine sn 746707 has an 8 1/8″ forearm.

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Al,

Have you removed the forearm, to see if the barrel and tube have an extra “cut”. I like Trappers.

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My model 94 14″ trapper carbine sn 746707 has an 8 1/8″ forearm.

Al  

Al,

Certainly possible.  However, the question was at what barrel length did Winchester use the 7 1/4″ versus the 8 1/8″, and my answer is still 14″ or shorter.  That does not mean that all 14″ barrels will have the 7 1/4″ forend.

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Have you removed the forearm, to see if the barrel and tube have an extra “cut”. I like Trappers.

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Walter,

I have not removed the forearm. What extra cut would I be looking for?

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Bert H. said

Al,

Certainly possible.  However, the question was at what barrel length did Winchester use the 7 1/4″ versus the 8 1/8″, and my answer is still 14″ or shorter.  That does not mean that all 14″ barrels will have the 7 1/4″ forend.

Bert  

Thanks Bert. The forearm wood, and butt stock match perfectly as far as wear, color, and condition go, so I know the stocks have been together on this gun since the beginning.

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Al,

There would be another “cut” for the forearm screw if changed to another forearm.

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Al,

What Walter is referring to is the groove milled on the bottom of the barrel and top of the magazine tube for the transverse barrel band screw. If the original forend was 7 1/4″, and second set of milled grooves would be needed to install the longer 8 1/8″ forend, and the original grooves will be hidden under the forend stock.

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So is it pretty easy to remove the forearm? Just remove the barrel band screw and slide the barrel band and forearm forward?

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Al,

After you remove the screws in the forearm and front barrel band, you will have to twist the forearm back and forth to break the age.

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“Break the age” that is a very descriptive term, I love it!

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JWA,

Maybe I should copyright this, but I will not Pay the attorney fees. This came to me after a few beers. I have some older Winchesters  that I will not break the age removing stocks. History is History.

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The correct way to remove the forend stock is not as describe by Walter. Never “twist” on the forend stock… unless you want to break or crack it.

Start by removing the barrel band screws from both the front and rear bands. Next, back the screw out of the bottom of the magazine tube until it clears the recessed hole on the bottom of the barrel near the muzzle. Next, while pulling forward on the magazine tube, gently twist it in both directions to break it free, and then slide it forward enough to remove it. Next, slide the forend stock forward towards the muzzle until the rear band becomes loose, than slide the band off of the stock. At that point, the forend stock is now free from the barrel.

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thanks for the detailed instruction.

Scared me a little when Walter said “break the age”.

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