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Here’s 4 of My 1st. mod. ’94’s . Notice the ser#application dates and the shipping dates ser#75 was numbered on Oct. 15, ’94 but didn’t ship until Feb. 11 ’95, just a week or so before ser#’s  1659 and #2215. I guess this was common as the parts were picked out of the bin at random. I have fired all 4 of these early ’94’s and they work just fine, and in the hands of a better marksman, I’m sure very accurate also.20231115_093553.jpgImage Enlarger20231115_093746.jpgImage Enlarger20231115_093758.jpgImage Enlarger20231115_093810.jpgImage Enlarger20231115_093823.jpgImage Enlarger20231115_093843.jpgImage Enlarger20231115_093850.jpgImage Enlarger20231115_093906.jpgImage Enlarger20231115_093914.jpgImage Enlarger

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Hello Henry,

I had all four of your 1st Model 1894’s previously listed in the survey, and as of today, I have a total of (270) 1st Model 1894s documented. The current estimate is that just 3,500 of them were manufactured.

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Very impressive, not every day you see four 1st model 1894’s!

 

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Bert H. said
Hello Henry,

I had all four of your 1st Model 1894’s previously listed in the survey, and as of today, I have a total of (270) 1st Model 1894s documented. The current estimate is that just 3,500 of them were manufactured.

Thanks for posting the information and pictures,

Bert

  

Bert – of those you have documented, how many are take-downs?

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steve004 said

Bert H. said

Hello Henry,

I had all four of your 1st Model 1894’s previously listed in the survey, and as of today, I have a total of (270) 1st Model 1894s documented. The current estimate is that just 3,500 of them were manufactured.

Thanks for posting the information and pictures,

Bert

  

Bert – of those you have documented, how many are take-downs?

  

(32) of the (270) 1st Model 1894s are Take Downs.  Interestingly, of the (270) 1st Models, (267) are 38-55 caliber, and (3) are 30 WCF.  All (3) of the 30 WCF 1st Models are also Take Downs.

The first Take Down Model 1894 manufactured was serial number 134, followed by 136, 137, 139, 140, and 141.  The latest (highest serial number) Take Down 1st Model I have documented is S/N 5151 (the last of the three 30 WCFs).  There was a fair sized batch of Take Down 1st models that were manufactured in the 5028 – 5151 serial range.

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Bert H. said

steve004 said

Bert H. said

Hello Henry,

I had all four of your 1st Model 1894’s previously listed in the survey, and as of today, I have a total of (270) 1st Model 1894s documented. The current estimate is that just 3,500 of them were manufactured.

Thanks for posting the information and pictures,

Bert

  

Bert – of those you have documented, how many are take-downs?

  

(32) of the (270) 1st Model 1894s are Take Downs.  Interestingly, of the (270) 1st Models, (267) are 38-55 caliber, and (3) are 30 WCF.  All (3) of the 30 WCF 1st Models are also Take Downs.

The first Take Down Model 1894 manufactured was serial number 134, followed by 136, 137, 139, 140, and 141.  The latest (highest serial number) Take Down 1st Model I have documented is S/N 5151 (the last of the three 30 WCFs).  There was a fair sized batch of Take Down 1st models that were manufactured in the 5028 – 5151 serial range.

Bert

  

Thanks Bert. 

Does this mean no .32-40 1st models have shown up?  I thought they were rare, but I thought there were some?

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Thanks Bert. 

Does this mean no .32-40 1st models have shown up?  I thought they were rare, but I thought there were some?  

Yes that is what it means, and I am of the educated opinion that none of them were ever manufactured in 32-40.  Keep in mind that the cartridge guides for the 38-55 and the 32-40 are dimensionally different, and that the external screws found on the 1st variation were used to retain (secure) the cartridge guides.  The 38-55 and 30 WCF shared the same cartridge guides.

I really need to get my butt in gear and start writing the article I have been planning for the 1st variation Model 1894s, but I was hoping to find more of them before publishing it.

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Bert would you happen to know where a dimensional drawing for the .32-40 cartridge guide can be found?

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Bert would you happen to know where a dimensional drawing for the .32-40 cartridge guide can be found?

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Steve G

I do not… but I would most certainly like to have a copy of it if found.

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steve004 said

Thanks Bert. 

Does this mean no .32-40 1st models have shown up?  I thought they were rare, but I thought there were some?  

Yes that is what it means, and I am of the educated opinion that none of them were ever manufactured in 32-40.  Keep in mind that the cartridge guides for the 38-55 and the 32-40 are dimensionally different, and that the external screws found on the 1st variation were used to retain (secure) the cartridge guides.  The 38-55 and 30 WCF shared the same cartridge guides.

I really need to get my butt in gear and start writing the article I have been planning for the 1st variation Model 1894s, but I was hoping to find more of them before publishing it.

Bert

  

Bert – very interesting and helpful.  Thanks!

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Bert,

I’ve got 1894 rifle, OB #73 in 38-55

No letter yet

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Blueliner said
Bert,

I’ve got 1894 rifle, OB #73 in 38-55

No letter yet

  

Bill,

I have it listed in the survey, but I do not have the Cody information for it (yet).

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