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Interesting re-barreled 1894 Rifle
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Gun Broker 1904 WINCHESTER Model 1894 .30-30 WCF Lever Action C&R Browning Rifle – Curios & Relics at GunBroker.com : 997031689

Now it’s a short rifle with the ramp front sight and half magazine.  I wonder what it was originally?   RDB

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But a, “Browning rifle” and a chance to, “Own a piece of history”!

 

Buy it now for $1600 Wink

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And with serial # 1347573 it was not made in 1904, but rather in 1945!  So it must have been a carbine, and thus the butt stock is incorrect. An assemblage of various parts!

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Don’t mind the factory replacement brl as much as the non-factory swivel studs. 

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Roger,

It was originally a standard Model 94 Carbine that was manufactured in late 1945.  The rifle butt is positively not original, and the forend stock is way too short.

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Bert H. said
Roger,

It was originally a standard Model 94 Carbine that was manufactured in late 1945.  The rifle butt is positively not original, and the forend stock is way too short.

Bert

  

But other than that, and the barrel swap, it’s good; right?? 

Technically, the glass is always full; half liquid, half air....

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rwsem said

But other than that, and the barrel swap, it’s good; right??

A run of the mill, plain-Jane, late carbine that most would pass by on a gun show table without a second glance has been turned into an interesting & attractive custom rifle that (if it was laying on the same table as such a standard carbine) would be picked up again & again by those admiring the unusual configuration.

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rwsem said

Bert H. said

Roger,

It was originally a standard Model 94 Carbine that was manufactured in late 1945.  The rifle butt is positively not original, and the forend stock is way too short.

Bert

  

But other than that, and the barrel swap, it’s good; right?? 

  

I doubt very much that the barrel has been swapped… it is the correct type barrel (markings and front ramp sight) that is found on all 1945 production carbines.  It is the short magazine, and both stocks that are not original (correct).

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Not a simple modification.  Replace the carbine barrel band with a rifle forearm tip tenon to accept the rifle forearm cap.  Also no signs of having a longer magazine tube installed previously.  The rifle butt stock would be a simple swap to make the gun correct.  I also noted that the receiver is not tapped for a receiver sight.   RDB

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Not a simple modification.  Replace the carbine barrel band with a rifle forearm tip tenon to accept the rifle forearm cap.  Also no signs of having a longer magazine tube installed previously.  The rifle butt stock would be a simple swap to make the gun correct.  I also noted that the receiver is not tapped for a receiver sight.   RDB

  

Workmanship is top-notch–judging from photos, as well put together as a factory job.  Esp. like the short fore-arm which, with the half-mag, gives the gun a very trim appearance, I think.  Better than not being tapped for rcvr sight–it IS tapped for tang sight.

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It’s not for me.  I’m way too fussy for a piece like that.

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I’m not above putting a bit of eye candy on my show table but explaining guns that I know are not original gets old in a hurry. Pass. 

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TXGunNut said
I’m not above putting a bit of eye candy on my show table but explaining guns that I know are not original gets old in a hurry. Pass. 

Better steer clear of G&Hs, Hoffmans, Sedgleys, Niedners, Adolphs, Wundhammers, etc.   Merely the finest guns ever produced in this country, but not a one “original.” 

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I doubt very much that the barrel has been swapped… it is the correct type barrel (markings and front ramp sight) that is found on all 1945 production carbines.  It is the short magazine, and both stocks that are not original (correct).
Bert

  

I agree, looks like its likely the original carbine barrel.  The magazine, forearm cap, and wood are not.  If you enhance the photo of the underside of the barrel you can make out the recess for the magazine tube end cap screw and faint line where you would expect to see the groove in the barrel for the front barrel band screw.  Not very good images to start with either. 

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If you look at the photos of the barrel top, just above the added forearm cap and slightly towards the receiver, you can make out where the rear barrel band was located.  The sight hood reminds me of the one thats on my Sako rifle. 

At best its a shooter. 

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clarence said

TXGunNut said

I’m not above putting a bit of eye candy on my show table but explaining guns that I know are not original gets old in a hurry. Pass. 

Better steer clear of G&Hs, Hoffmans, Sedgleys, Niedners, Adolphs, Wundhammers, etc.   Merely the finest guns ever produced in this country, but not a one “original.” 

  

And Duesenbergs.

 

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