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April 28, 2024 - 11:37 pm
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This is one of the “highs” for a ’94 collector . tThis little gun has a new home in Egmondville Ont. It has a lot of Canadian provenance that I’ll share later. It only cost 1 arm and 1 leg plus a pretty nice 1886 rifle, but I got it, yay!!!20240428_192912.jpgImage Enlarger20240428_192923.jpgImage Enlarger20240428_192952.jpgImage Enlarger20240428_193013.jpgImage Enlarger20240428_193031.jpgImage Enlarger

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Henry,

Nice little gun for your collection. I had that one in my survey already but was missing the fore-end length. Looks like the full 9 3/8″ but can you confirm? 

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April 28, 2024 - 11:54 pm
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Gary it is the 8 3/8 fore end.

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Henry Mero said
Gary it is the 8 3/8 fore end.

  

Thats interesting ….. thank you. Again, congrats on a great find.

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Henry,

That is a nice short rifle. Thanks for sharing the pictures.  

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Saw that at the same show weekend before Henry. Our collector friend had it there and some other beauties. My better half really liked it and told me to inquire. I said we need a vehicle to drive home and not selling the truck for a gun lol. Glad you acquired it. Very nice acquisition!  

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That really is one SHORT rifle!  Certainly not something I’ve encountered before.

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In 58 years of collecting it’s the only one I’ve seen, even though Winchester according to Armax made 13 of them. What makes this little gun special to Me is the provenance, and the configuration of course. It would be a candidate for the Collectors Magazine, maybe.

 

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15-inch Model 1894 Rifles are indeed relatively rare.  As Henry mentioned, the ARMAX survey documented (13) of them.  My survey covering serial numbers 354000 – 1079689 was not (yet) found any additional specimens in that length.

For reference, the first table is the published listing in the ARMAX Vol 5.  The second table is the current totals in my research survey covering the May 1907 through December 1931 time period.

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And only 2 with a 16” barrel. Either survive or known? 

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Rick C said
And only 2 with a 16” barrel. Either survive or known? 

  

Rick,

I have documented (6) additional rifles with a 16-inch barrel… all of them are survivors.

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