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Winchester 94
April 23, 2016
11:50 am
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Bought this carbine at a local shop.

ser. # 1079121, 32 WS, half magazine, no ring. The barrel is dated 29 but the gun was probably put together in 30 or 31.

April 23, 2016
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The serial number places it in December of 1931. The "29" marked barrel is not a big surprise, and in 1931, 4 out of 5 Carbines were the "eastern" variation.

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April 23, 2016
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Thanks Bert. I have an identical configured carbine in 38-55, serial 1052408. The barrel on that one is dated 1920. I'm guessing not to many were made in 1931.

April 23, 2016
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jschaal said

Thanks Bert. I have an identical configured carbine in 38-55, serial 1052408. The barrel on that one is dated 1920. I'm guessing not to many were made in 1931.

Serial number 1052408 went through the PR in August of 1929.  In my survey, I have several other 38-55 Model 94 Carbines and Rifles that were made in the same serial number range.  It appears that Winchester was trying to use up old barrel stock, and manufactured a batch of special feature Eastern Carbines and Rifles in 38-55.  The following is a list of serial numbers that I have surveyed that are all 38-55s made in 1929.

1042138 - SRC

1048730 - TD Sporting Rifle

1049830 - TD Sporting Rifle

1050818 - Eastern Carbine, 1/2 Mag

1051193 - Eastern Carbine, shotgun butt

1051311 - TD Sporting Rifle

1052256 - Eastern Carbine, 1/2 Mag

1052301 - Eastern Carbine, 1/2 Mag

1052408 - Eastern Carbine, 1/2 Mag

1053090 - TD Sporting Rifle

1053093 - TD Sporting Rifle

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April 24, 2016
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Is # 1004027 to early for your survey? It is a SRC.  Big Larry

April 24, 2016
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No, it is not. My survey includes all serial numbers from 354000 - 2600011.

Is the barrel marked "Nickel Steel"?

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