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Sean
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June 5, 2022 - 6:36 am
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I have 2 questions  both concern the Model 94 rifle. 1st I have a model 94 with serial number with an X at the end, what does the X represent?

2nd I have a model 94 and when I enter it in the FIND THE MANUFACTOR page it says Not Found 

Serial is 4190054 any one have a reason why it shows as Not Found ?

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June 5, 2022 - 6:51 am
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Sean,

The “X” suffix on the serial number indicates that it is a duplicate serial number… what is the serial number on your Model 94?

The reason you cannot find information for S/N 4190054 is because it is not a Pre-1964 production Model 94.  The DOM information available on the WACA website is specific to the Winchester firearms that were manufactured in the pre-1964 (collectable) time period.

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Sean,

The “X” suffix on the serial number indicates that it is a duplicate serial number… what is the serial number on your Model 94?

The reason you cannot find information for S/N 4190054 is because it is not a Pre-1964 production Model 94.  The DOM information available on the WACA website is specific to the Winchester firearms that were manufactured in the pre-1964 (collectable) time period.

Bert

  

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June 5, 2022 - 9:38 pm
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Bert 

The serial number is 158777X

Thank you for the info 

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Sean said
Bert 

The serial number is 158777X

Thank you for the info 

  

Are you sure about the serial number?  It should have 7 numerals plus the “X”.

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June 6, 2022 - 4:21 am
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Yes that is the serial # 158777X

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Sean said
Yes that is the serial # 158777X

  

Can you send me (email) a picture of the serial number and the upper tang directly behind the hammer?

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June 6, 2022 - 5:14 am
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Bert H. said

Sean said

Yes that is the serial # 158777X

  

Can you send me (email) a picture of the serial number and the upper tang directly behind the hammer?

Bert – [email protected]

  

Can you explain the concern?

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Sean,

The serial number on your Winchester is way too early for it to have an “X” on it.  Specifically, S/N 158777 was manufactured in October of 1902, and Winchester did not begin the practice of hand stamping the “X” on the end of the serial numbers until WW II.  Thus far, I have documented a total of (63) Model 94s with the “X” marking, all of them in the 1.2-million+ serial range.  

It would help to see all of the factory markings on your Winchester to determine what may have transpired with it and determine more closely when it was manufactured.

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June 6, 2022 - 2:40 pm
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Bert 

It does not look to be hand stamped 

It looks like a part of the original stamping . I will send a pic 

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Bert

I sent you a couple emails with pics 

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