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1894 SRC with set trigger
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Went to the Oregon Arms Collectors show today and was thrilled to bring this one home with me.  A set trigger on a carbine seems pretty impractical, but super cool in my opinion.  Wonder what the original buyer was thinking when ordering this one?  Not too many of them around for obvious reasons.

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No idea what HE was thinking but I’m thinking you found yourself a neat little carbine. Congrats! Good crowd at the show?

 

 

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That’s a great find. With only about 5000 set triggers shown on the letterable range all together, I imagine the amount of carbines with them is a small number. Hopefully it letters that way. 

It sure looks like a clean, honest gun that someone took care of. Congrats Don. 

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Great find!  Congrats!!!   RDB

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TXGunNut said
No idea what HE was thinking but I’m thinking you found yourself a neat little carbine. Congrats! Good crowd at the show?

 

 

Mike  

Thanks Mike.  Had a really good crowd at the show.  It’s the best show of the year in my neck of the woods.  Saw some money changing hands but not a lot.  Plan on going back tomorrow and keep Bert company at his table.

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That’s a great find. With only about 5000 set triggers shown on the letterable range all together, I imagine the amount of carbines with them is a small number. Hopefully it letters that way. 

It sure looks like a clean, honest gun that someone took care of. Congrats Don.   

Thanks Gary.  The seller confirmed with Jesi that it letters 100%.  Also had Bert take a look at it and said it’s nearly impossible to “fake” a set trigger on an 1894. I’ll be contacting Cody and ordering a letter this next week.  Definitely well cared for–set trigger functions as it should and has an excellent bore.

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rogertherelic said
Great find!  Congrats!!!   RDB  

Thanks Roger.  I, like you, love the unusual and this one definitely fits the bill.

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Don,

Very nice old carbine.  The set rigger is a cool feature on a carbine.

That’s what fun about this hobby, you never know what you’ll run into.

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Thanks Mike.  Had a really good crowd at the show.  It’s the best show of the year in my neck of the woods.  Saw some money changing hands but not a lot.  Plan on going back tomorrow and keep Bert company at his table.

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Good to hear, have fun today. Bert is a good man to share a table with, I learned a lot from him at Cody.

 

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I like your carbine.  A lot!

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That’s a really nice find. I have always  especially liked a set trigger on a rifle, one on a carbine is that more special.

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Don,

Very nice old carbine.  The set rigger is a cool feature on a carbine.

That’s what fun about this hobby, you never know what you’ll run into.

Al  

Thanks Al.  This carbine came walking in the door with another fellow attending the show.  I didn’t even notice the set trigger and almost didn’t ask to take look at it thinking it was just another run of the mill carbine.  Once I noticed the set trigger, I knew I had to have it and made a deal.  There were a couple guys behind me waiting to take a look so had to act fast.  Sure glad I did.

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That’s a really nice find. I have always  especially liked a set trigger on a rifle, one on a carbine is that more special.

matt  

Thanks Matt. Doing some calculations with the Armax survey, of the 353,999 1894’s produced in the letterable range, 75,075 were carbines (or 21.2%).  In that same range, just 5,158 (1.46%) total 1894’s had a set trigger. If my math is correct, applying that 1.46% to the 75,075 carbines produced, it can be estimated that approximately 1,100 carbines were produced with a set trigger in the letterable range.  Bert only knows of 6 carbines with a set trigger outside the letterable range. 

Don

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