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Model 94 carbine
August 12, 2020
10:36 pm
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I was hoping someone in the forum could tell me if this Winchester is original? I picked it up at a local auction. Even though I probably have 20 or so model 94s I’m still learning. The receiver has flaked but the rest of the gun is nice. I don’t know why I bought the gun, I picked it up and put to my shoulder and man, it just felt cool and the price was right. Any input will be appreciated.

Thanks Gerald

August 12, 2020
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Gerald,

It looks correct to me, albeit a very special order Model 94 Eastern Carbine. 

Per the serial number, it was manufactured in July 1929.  At that time, the Saddle Ring was still a standard feature, but roughly 50% of the Carbines made in 1929 were made without one. 

The 1/2 mag was an “optional” order, whereas the fluted comb shotgun butt stock and hard rubber butt plate were special order. I suspect that it was also special ordered with the Lyman No. 6 leaf sight in the barrel slot, and the Lyman No. 1A tang sight.  The I-pattern checkered stocks were definitely special order.  It is rare to find a straight grip factory checkered stock Carbine!!  When you add it all up, it is a very uncommon configuration for a late 1920s vintage Model 94 Carbine.

Bert

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August 13, 2020
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That is a really nice carbine. Definitely a keeper in my opinion! 

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