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  It,s a rainy day , not doin much so i,ll share info on a couple of maybe not rare , but certainly odd  94,s in my rack. #1 ser# 1,343,643 manufactured 1939, by the date under the bbl., is a 24″ bbl,d rifle, stamped mod 94 w/ 1/2 mag., s.g.b. in 30 cal.. This gun is mentioned in Robert R,s book  as factory fitted with a 64 bbl. #2 is ser# 1,299,636 also manufactured 1939 also has a 24″ bbl. but is stamped mod. 64 it has 1/2 mag & s.g.b. Both guns have straight levers and ramped fr. sites. I guess these are the examples of the factory using up parts in support of the war effort and the shortage of materials.  They do make a fine looking pair of winchester rifles that were supposedly not produced. The mod. 1894 never ceases to amaze Me and is , in My opinion, the most interesting of all the lever guns built by Winchester.         I would like to hear from any one with similar 94/64 rifles    Henry

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Henry,

I have serial number 1343643 listed in my survey just as you describe, but also that it has a (P) mail order marked barrel.

Does serial 1299636 also have a (P) marked barrel? Additionally, does the leading “1” digit look like an “L”?

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I’ve got one somewhat like the above, #1442265,  complete 64 front end, 94 tail end.  95-98% original finish, the 6 on the 64 marking was “professionally” overstamped with a 9, and the underside of the barrel is marked with MFG date of 47.  No outside fitting proofs.

Looks like it’s been together since it left he factory.

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     Mike      Ser#1,299,680 does not have the “P” stamp on the bbl. but it does have a early type mod. 64 fore end, being a little fatter than the 94 fore end,. and 64 sling swivels.   Niether  rifle has the inverted I in the ser#.        Henry    

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I have one Winchester rebuilt from a carbine.

An old fellow called me 25 or 30 years ago and said he wanted to sell his deer rifle.He said he had the factory make a rifle out of his 32-40 carbine.Everything in front of the receiver is 64 ,,a checkered forearm and the 6 overstamped with a 9 on the barrel.A checkered butt stock with a 55 style butt plate ,and 64 sling and swivels.A real nice rifle.

He kept it wrapped in rags in the box the factory sent it back to him in,slid under his bed.

He couldn’t remember how much it cost him and he wasn’t sure when he had it done but he thought “before the war”.

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Hi Podufa    These are very attractive Winchesters and nicely balanced to carry. They are also usually very reasonable to buy as most folks think they have been altered or re-barreled by someone other than the factory. I don’t know how many are out there but they are not common. Any way it sounds like a nice Winchester You have there.    I have one that went the other way. Ser# 281113 started life as a 32-40 oct. bbl. rifle and is now a 32 spl. 1/2 mag. carbine. I believe the conversion was done by a gunsmith but who knows. It’s just a nice little bush gun for whitetails up here.    Henry

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It sure is a good rifle,I thought the old fellow was going to kiss it when I left.

It has the wp proof on the barrel and receiver no mail order proof.Serial number in the 144 thousand range.

The sling ring hole has a plug screw with a slight shoulder so it won’t go in to far.

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