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A little article on an 1894 restoration
April 21, 2013
3:21 am
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I picked up a Winchester 1894 and did a quick restoration. You can read about it and see pictures on my web site

http://www.rvbprecision.com

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April 21, 2013
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Nice job. I'd leave the wood as is. Doesn't look bad at all. Holes can be welded up, but I don't know what you mean by having the receiver re-cased.

April 21, 2013
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The front sight on it is a Marbles Improved front sight.

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April 21, 2013
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Roy,

As oakridge alluded to, the receiver frame was originally blued verus case color finished. The hammer and lever were case color hardened though.

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April 21, 2013
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Thanks for that info Bert. The receiver looks like it has traces of case color, but it just might be age?

Could this rifle have been special ordered with case color?

April 21, 2013
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rbertalotto said
Thanks for that info Bert. The receiver looks like it has traces of case color, but it just might be age?

Could this rifle have been special ordered with case color?

No, it could not have been special ordered with case color. Winchester discontinued the case color option in August of 1901.

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April 22, 2013
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Thanks!

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