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Found this at my local gun store and couldn’t pass it up–asking $2,000 but took it home for $1,800.  The consigner recently found it wrapped in a blanket in a closet while cleaning out grandma’s house.  Real nice condition with just enough wear that I can shoot it without worrying about bumps and bruises..  Has an excellent bore too.

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Don,

Excellent buy!!  That old Model 1894 is in the exact condition that I seek for the Winchesters I collect… definite signs of honest use, but well cared for.

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nice early 25-35 Don – must have been produced right about the time Winchester started using proof marks. I know a couple guys that will buy about any 25-35 but they are just hard to find – especially non-messed with. Seems like everybody wants the full octagon, full mag and rifle butt – she’s a keeper.

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Don – nice piece – not easy to find a .25-35 in decent condition.

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Well done, and at a good price…Bill

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Don,

Nice 1894 at a great price. Glad you found it at a local gun shop.  It’s getting really hard to find something like that at a gun shop these days.

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Recently, I made a 2 gun trade, and one was a 98% M1894 SRC in 25-35 from 1907. At one time it belonged to our Rick Hill. I just happened to have a box of period ammo for it. Also in the trade was a beautiful 1946 Flat Band also a 25-35. I gave up a real sweet M1892 takedown in 44 WCF. Have not been too active collecting Winchesters as I moved on to S&W’s. My buddy really wanted the M1892, so we made the trade. I still have 3 nice M1892’s and a bunch of M1894’s. Big Larry

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tionesta1 said
Don,

Nice 1894 at a great price. Glad you found it at a local gun shop.  It’s getting really hard to find something like that at a gun shop these days.

Al

  

Or gun show

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Thanks everyone.  I agree the 1894 25-35’s are difficult to find in nice condition.  I managed to find 3 of them and was fortunate not to let any of them get away.  The top is an 18″ carbine, the second a 98% condition rifle mfg. 1907, and my latest addition mfg. 1905.

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deerhunter said
Thanks everyone.  I agree the 1894 25-35’s are difficult to find in nice condition.  I managed to find 3 of them and was fortunate not to let any of them get away.  The top is an 18″ carbine, the second a 98% condition rifle mfg. 1907, and my latest addition mfg. 1905.

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Great looking guns Don, and I agree, 25-35’s are just plain elusive to me. I only own one and thinking back, I think I’ve only had one other. Hmmm, I need to fix that problem. Maybe something will jump out in C. Springs this weekend. BTW, you did great on your latest purchase. 

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deerhunter said
Thanks everyone.  I agree the 1894 25-35’s are difficult to find in nice condition.  I managed to find 3 of them and was fortunate not to let any of them get away.  The top is an 18″ carbine, the second a 98% condition rifle mfg. 1907, and my latest addition mfg. 1905.

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Very nice hat trick, Don. Seeing three 1894 25-35’s all in one place is a real treat, especially when they’re as nice as these three.

 

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deerhunter said

Thanks everyone.  I agree the 1894 25-35’s are difficult to find in nice condition.  I managed to find 3 of them and was fortunate not to let any of them get away.  The top is an 18″ carbine, the second a 98% condition rifle mfg. 1907, and my latest addition mfg. 1905.

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Great looking guns Don, and I agree, 25-35’s are just plain elusive to me. I only own one and thinking back, I think I’ve only had one other. Hmmm, I need to fix that problem. Maybe something will jump out in C. Springs this weekend. BTW, you did great on your latest purchase. 

  

Hey Gary, 

Just anxious to hear what you came home with from the Colorado Springs show.  With your luck, I’m guessing a deluxe 1894 shorty 25-35 with half octagon matted barrel.

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Hey Gary, 

Just anxious to hear what you came home with from the Colorado Springs show.  With your luck, I’m guessing a deluxe 1894 shorty 25-35 with half octagon matted barrel.

Don

  

No luck on a 25-35. In fact, I didn’t even buy any ever guns. I did sneak out of there with an 1890 Deluxe in 22 Long though. Shes a peach.

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Congrats on the 1890 deluxe.  It sounds like a nice one.  Tell me about the 1894 in your photo.  Is that your 25-35?

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Congrats on the 1890 deluxe.  It sounds like a nice one.  Tell me about the 1894 in your photo.  Is that your 25-35?

Don

  

I just grabbed a different pic for my signature when the forum got refurbished as my old one became microscopic, and it was time for a change. That one is the 20″ Deluxe TD with the saddle ring on it and original Winchester sling to boot. I showed it in a separate thread on the border guns once but it’s probably worthy of its own thread. It’s just the common 30 WCF. I’ve been praying for it to morph into a 25-35 but no such luck yet. 

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That is one nice Model 1894 25-35 rifle.

I’ve had several 25-35 Model 94 Winchester’s over the years. I really like the 25-35.

The first one was a 20 inch carbine 1949 iirc, nice honest wear, a real nice shooter.

The second one was a rifle, octagon barrel reblued nothing special just a neat old lever gun.

The third was an anomaly in a way. It too was a rifle, nice bore, only to find out it had been relined, but it seemed to have had a round barrel inserted into the octagon barrel. For some reason I couldn’t get it to shoot right.

I ended up having to part with these, as well as several others.

A fourth 25-35 was another carbine that my brother had. This one was a nice shooter, flat band, and I needed some cash so I took it over to the local gun store and sold it. But like a dummy it didn’t occur to me to put it on layaway to buy it back and I probably could have done so without a down payment. It was gone in a few days.

I’d been looking and looking and when one of the recent production carbines came along I decide well it is a 25-35. Needless to say I wasn’t impressed. Winchester does such a nice job on the repro 1892, 86, 71, etc., but the 94 seems like a piece of junk imo.

Then one day I decide to check 25-35’s on Guns International and found the one I now have, decent price, there was several listed but this one seemed like a good buy, so I bought it and sold the newer one. This is the one I’m having trouble with but I do believe I solved the problem, and I’ll leave that for my thread on it.

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dearhunter:

You have a very nice 25-35. Some wear but no abuse making for a very collectable rifle. The 25-35 has been my favorite caliber, receiving a new Winchester 25-35 carbine for Christmas in 1949 (age 14 but don’t tell anybody). Which has been passed on to my son. My Grandson is waiting for his turn.

At one time I had a small collection of Winchester 25-35 rifles (all carbines except one rifle). I had 6 flatbands. Sold all but two which I am taking one to Cody to sell and keeping the other one made in approximately 1946 (early flatband). I recently sold one made in 1950 that needed a box ( 99% ). Also sold a 1941 transition in 95+ condition. 

I have a 1908 saddle ring with gumwood wood. The condition of the wood is remarkable considering the soft wood and light finish. My other keeper is a 1952 that has the factory drilled receiver for the receiver sight. Due to eye sight the open sights are hard to use.

Sorry for the reminiscing but I do enjoy thinking and talking about the Winchester 25-35. Never owned a model 64 in a 25-35 but if one came around with a decent price I would have to have it.

dearhunter – enjoy your recent purchase.

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You have a very nice 25-35. Some wear but no abuse making for a very collectable rifle. The 25-35 has been my favorite caliber, receiving a new Winchester 25-35 carbine for Christmas in 1949 (age 14 but don’t tell anybody). Which has been passed on to my son. My Grandson is waiting for his turn.

At one time I had a small collection of Winchester 25-35 rifles (all carbines except one rifle). I had 6 flatbands. Sold all but two which I am taking one to Cody to sell and keeping the other one made in approximately 1946 (early flatband). I recently sold one made in 1950 that needed a box ( 99% ). Also sold a 1941 transition in 95+ condition. 

I have a 1908 saddle ring with gumwood wood. The condition of the wood is remarkable considering the soft wood and light finish. My other keeper is a 1952 that has the factory drilled receiver for the receiver sight. Due to eye sight the open sights are hard to use.

Sorry for the reminiscing but I do enjoy thinking and talking about the Winchester 25-35. Never owned a model 64 in a 25-35 but if one came around with a decent price I would have to have it.

dearhunter – enjoy your recent purchase.

Dick

  

Dick – it sounds like you have had (and still have) some very nice .25-35’s.  I’m sure I would have enjoyed owning any of them.  Well, preferably all of them.  When pondering the question – which ones have I let go that I would dearly love to have back – very, very high on that list for me is a .25-35 SRC that had special order side-mounted sling swivels.  It wasn’t high condition but it was all original and I have never seen another like it – the closest being the Belgian “Congo” carbines.  I did have a M64 once in .25-35 – the only problem was it had a Model 1894 rear end!  And, the condition of the two pieces did not match at all Embarassed

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Hello all,

You 25-35 hounds might want to take a look at this one!  https://www.gunbroker.com/item/935595600

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