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Bert still doing survey for Model 94’s? Have a Model 94 Serial No. 565464 32 W.S. Full octagon barrel, crescent butt stock, half tube mag. 1912 date according to this sites information. Does have slot at end of tube, serrated hammer, significance of these features? 

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Bert still doing survey for Model 94’s? Have a Model 94 Serial No. 565464 32 W.S. Full octagon barrel, crescent butt stock, half tube mag. 1912 date according to this sites information. Does have slot at end of tube, serrated hammer, significance of these features? 

Yes, I am still surveying the Model 1894/94s in the 354000 – 2600011 serial range.

How long is the barrel?  Is the magazine tube end cap flat or rounded?  Can you send me pictures of the rifle?

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Bert end cap is flat. Can send pics. in a few days. Lenth 22 in.? Does that sound right? 

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Bert end cap is flat. Can send pics. in a few days. Lenth 22 in.? Does that sound right? 

Unfortunately No, it does not sound right. What it indicates is that you have a cut down Sporting Rifle that originally had a 26-inch barrel and a Full length magazine tube.  Please send the pictures when you can.

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Model 1894 for your survey and critique.P1030755.JPGImage EnlargerP1030750.JPGImage EnlargerP1030748.JPGImage EnlargerP1030751.JPGImage EnlargerP1030745.JPGImage EnlargerP1030744.JPGImage EnlargerP1030742.JPGImage EnlargerP1030740.JPGImage EnlargerP1030741.JPGImage Enlarger

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Don,

Which caliber is it?

The D.W. King front sight is unlikely to be factory original, but it looks good on the rifle.  The slings eyes appear to be correct but cannot be positively identified as factory original.  The rest of the rifle looks good.

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What is the length of the forearm wood?

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Bert, I had 30 W.C.F. on photo but didn’t get it included. Also it has a hard to discern 91 behind the trigger (didn’t show in photo), checkered hammer , 26″ barrel. I think the rear sight is a “rocky mountain sporting sight”. What front sight should it have? I know it is 1932 from WACA site and will get letter if available. Thanks, Don

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Bert, I had 30 W.C.F. on photo but didn’t get it included. Also it has a hard to discern 91 behind the trigger (didn’t show in photo), checkered hammer , 26″ barrel. I think the rear sight is a “rocky mountain sporting sight”. What front sight should it have? I know it is 1932 from WACA site and will get letter if available. Thanks, Don

  

Don,

Model 1894 s/n 876775 is not a 1931 production gun.  Instead, it was manufactured in the month of May 1918.  The CFM records office only has the Polishing Room records information for all serial numbers in the 354000 – 1352066 range.

The number stamped behind the trigger is an inspector’s stamp.  All Model 1894s manufactured in that time period have a 2-digit inspector’s stamp in that same general location.  The rear sight is a 26-series Sporting sight. The standard front sight was a No. 21, but different sights could have been ordered.

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Bert, just to clarify, after investigating with flashlight and magnifying glass and comparing Stroebels book page 287 I believe the rear sight to be “rocky mountain sporting sight” 22E. It has small screw on right side and serrated edges on sides. Special order sights and sling studs? Who knows. Thanks. Don

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