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Magazine cap
April 9, 2019
8:03 pm
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Maine
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Looking to find out when the mag tube plug/cap was changed to having the slot in them, or vice versa. 

My 1915 rifle model 1894 has no slot or slit but my two 1915 carbines do. Was the cap on the rifle possibly replaced with a newer one?  

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Aaggll62

April 9, 2019
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Yes, it has been replaced. Winchester used the slotted magazine tube caps on the Model 1894/94 through 1947, and then switched to the smooth (unslotted) caps in early 1948.

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April 9, 2019
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Thank you Bert. Appreciate the info. Will be changing it. 

April 10, 2019
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Bert and/or others:

Was the slot in the magazine cap functional, as did it serve a purpose or just for appearance?

Just curious.  It looks neat.

Thank you.

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April 10, 2019
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The cap was threaded into the end of the mag tube, and the slot was functional for a flat-tip screwdriver.

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April 10, 2019
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Bert H. said
The cap was threaded into the end of the mag tube, and the slot was functional for a flat-tip screwdriver.
Bert  

Thank you so much Bert.  That's good to know.

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