Hello all. This is my first post since signing up on the forum. I picked up a model 94 yesterday and thought I would post a few pictures to see what everyone thought. From the serial number look up on the site, it dates to 1898. Looks like the top of the but stock may have been doctored at some point. Any comments appriciated.
December 30, 2011
Neat old carbine! I wonder where it’s been the last 117 years? Will you be able to shoot it?
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May 2, 2009
It looks like it has honest wear and condition. The problem with the butt does not show up very good but was it just a wood repair?
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I added another picture to the the album on photo bucket. It looks like someone has altered the top of the stock right behind the top tang, cut or sanded it down. I do plan on shooting it, just going through it, giving it a light oil and checking things out. The bore is proving to be a challenge, it has good lands and grooves but is very dirty. Looks like smear marks over the rifling, guessing it could be copper fouling?
June 11, 2014
Congratulations on acquiring an early carbine. I very seldom see one in my part of the country. It looks like someone significantly cut back the leading edge of the comb on your carbine. If it were me, I would try to find an original, unsnapped buttstock to bring it back to original configuration.
I set out to find one that was 100% original and unaltered as well as pre 1910. I came across this one at a gun show in Calgary Alberta last weekend and couldn’t pass it up even though it has had some cosmetic surgery! I loved the fact it was manufactured in 1898. I gave the guy $650.00 Cdn for it. I don’t know if it was a steal but I’m pretty happy with it.
January 22, 1999