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Pre 64 Model 94 with no tang marks
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Hi all, New to the forum. This weekend I purchased a Winchester model 94 made in 1948. Purchased at a gun show. Upon getting home with it I realize there are no markings on the tang anywere.  Is this a common occurance. Thanks in advance. 

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Yes, it is common. Winchester ceased marking the upper tangs on all of the Model 94 & 64s at the same time production was temporarily halted to support WW II efforts. None of the 1945 and later production receivers were marked.

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Serial#15341xx . Shows date of 1948, so the receiver was made earlier than the date of the serial number? 

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Serial#15341xx . Shows date of 1948, so the receiver was made earlier than the date of the serial number?   

Probably not.  They stopped marking the upper tang around the resumption of production after WWII.

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Serial#15341xx . Shows date of 1948, so the receiver was made earlier than the date of the serial number?   

No, and why would you think that it was?  The receiver was officially manufactured at the instant the serial number was applied to it. I suspect that you did not understand my first reply in this topic, so I will restate it for you; 

Beginning in June of 1945 (when the Model 94 production was resumed following the WW II hiatus), Winchester no longer marked the upper tangs on any of the Model 94 and Model 64 Carbines & Rifles.

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Your correct I misread. I read “earlier” instead “later” when you were talking about the 1945 production. 

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