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January 4, 2022 - 11:29 pm
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Bert H. said

hokie said

With this known factor of the Winchester Model 1894-94 Trapper (short barrel) Carbines being able to get confirmation of originality.
How many have been found outside of this serial number range and been confirmed?
Just Wondering, hokie

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In partial answer to your question, I have thus far surveyed (79) Model 94 Trapper Carbines in the 1000000 – 1090560 serial number range with barrels shorter than 16-inches. Of that number, just (6) of them have not been blessed by the BATF.

I have not put any effort into identifying how many were made in the 354000 – 999999 serial number range. That stated, per the ARMAX survey, there were (291) 14 & 15 inch Trappers made in the 1 – 353999 serial number range. Assuming a linear production in the 354000 – 999999 serial range, we can extrapolate that an additional (531) 14 & 15 inch Trappers were made. That would bring the estimated total to (822) Model 1894 Trappers made through January 1st, 1927. Based on what I have surveyed in the 1,000,000+ serial number range, my estimate is that approximately a total of (1,000) were made from October 1894 through late 1933. Currently, serial number 1090560 is the highest serial number I have recorded with a sub 16-inch barrel (it has a 14-inch barrel), and it went through the PR on 6/12/1933. I doubt that there were more than a scant few of them made after that date.

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It seems to me there a lot more 15″ M1894 carbines out there than there are 14 inch.  That’s based on what I’ve seen over the last 50 years.

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steve004 said

It seems to me there a lot more 15″ M1894 carbines out there than there are 14 inch.  That’s based on what I’ve seen over the last 50 years.  

Steve I only know of one 1894 trapper 14” in Canada. It was purchased from one of the WACA members & originally came from the U.S.

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There are many more 15X30WCF trappers because they were a standard cataloged item. The others were special order.

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bobr94 said
There are many more 15X30WCF trappers because they were a standard cataloged item. The others were special order.

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B  

That makes sense. Would the special order have an added cost as well? That might make a difference back a 100+ years ago. Wouldn’t think they would charge for less barrel metal but Confused

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