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M1894 takedown SN 880940
June 16, 2018
12:46 pm
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Hi Bert,

I found the above gun at a small shop in Daytona Beach,  FL. It is a .30-30 takedown model with 26 inch half round barrel. I wish I could have taken it home.

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June 17, 2018
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Nice gun. I really like half round barrels.   On another note this is a good example of why you need to be careful when moving or removing the mag tube.  If there is any crud on the tube or under the band it will cause marks.

June 17, 2018
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The unfortunate thing is the lack of finish on the receiver which lowers the overall condition considerably.  Bert discussed this in another thread once and I forget what the eventual verdict was; perhaps he can elaborate as to what he feels the condition of this gun is?

June 17, 2018
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Mark,

Thanks for posting this rifle.  I have added it to the Model 1894 survey.  From serial number 879000 - 881000, nearly all of the Model 1894s made were Take Down rifles.  I have surveyed a total of (55) serial numbers in that range, and of that number, (49) of them are Take Downs.  Winchester apparently manufactured a substantial batch of Take Downs in that particular lot of 2,000 Model 1894s.

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June 21, 2018
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Here's another one for your list.  Model 94, .38-55 SRC, full mag, Nickel Steel Barrel. #1015394  Forgot to mention factory installed sling eyes.

June 22, 2018
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win4575 said
Here's another one for your list.  Model 94, .38-55 SRC, full mag, Nickel Steel Barrel. #1015394  Forgot to mention factory installed sling eyes.  

Thanks! 

One question. The upper tang marking should be the Type-5 or 5A style... can you confirm which type that it is?

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June 22, 2018
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I have always collected 1866, 1873 and 1876 model Winchesters with only a few 1894 models thrown in the mix from time to time.  What am I looking for to determine the type 5 or 5A tang marking?

June 22, 2018
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win4575 said
I have always collected 1866, 1873 and 1876 model Winchesters with only a few 1894 models thrown in the mix from time to time.  What am I looking for to determine the type 5 or 5A tang marking?  

Type 5

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Type 5A (no period after the FGN)

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June 24, 2018
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Bert,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, been out of town.  This .38-55 carbine is a type 5.

June 24, 2018
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win4575 said
Bert,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, been out of town.  This .38-55 carbine is a type 5.  

Thanks... that wraps up my survey entry.

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September 29, 2018
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Bert, an additional model 1894 for your survey; serial 880926, takedown, half round, button magazine, curved butt plate.  No date I could locate on the bottom of the barrel, but should be 1918 year of manufacture.  

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September 29, 2018
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Thanks,

I already had this rifle in my survey, and Yes, it is a 1918 production Model 1894. Winchester did not start date stamping the barrels until the early 1920s.

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September 30, 2018
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Thank you, Bert.  Here is an additional rifle you may not have, 1894 SN 21005, 38-55, solid frame, octagon barrel, curved butt.  

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