November 7, 2015
An inquiry to Cody may still prove interesting.
Dave K. said
I recently came across an 1894 Winchester First Model rifle in .38-55 here in Canada with serial number 755. The barrel has been changed to a later barrel and so original one is unknown.
Does it have a round or an octagon barrel? The original barrel was a 38-55.
WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
March 31, 2009
Chuck, Thanks for the advice. I am just curious if RickC bought the gun since the photos submitted are not the same as the ones the seller sent me. I know that the barrel with the WP is not original and had advised the seller of the consequences in value a modification to such a rare 1894 would be. Apparently he sold the gun before I could make an offer. I have a first model in my collection already.