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I’ve been given the chance of buying a 1894 .32-40

can the experts please give me an idea of % of production in the above caliber.

as soon as I can I’ll get pictures and serial number 

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Based on the ARMAX survey and on my own research survey, the caliber production ratios for S/Ns 1 – 1079689 (September 1894 – December 1931) are as follows;

30 W.C.F. = 52%
32 W.S. = 15.9%
38-55 = 12.8%
25-35 W.C.F. = 10.1%
32-40 = 8.6%

If you extrapolate (8.6% x 1079689), the estimated total production for the 32-40 is 92,854.

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Thanks Bert 

I expect most of the.32-40’s are early production  ? 

Unfortunately a club member has passed and left his firearms to the rifle club for disposal hence the lack of information I have.

also is a 92 in 44-40 but apparently needs a barrel liner due to condition, will get information for Michael 

Hopefully viewing it tomorrow so will have more information 

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Thanks Bert 

I expect most of the.32-40’s are early production  ? 
 

Production was very steady through the year 1923, and then it began to decrease steadily up though 1937.  Winchester discontinued the 32-40 as of January 1938.

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Have serial number:- 513978

octagonal barrel rifle  

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Have serial number:- 513978

octagonal barrel rifle    

Is it a standard Full mag rifle, crescent butt plate?  Many of the Winchester’s exported to England were 1/2 mag, shotgun butt.

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Yes Bert, standard rifle with full magazine and crescent butt.

have you any idea when it was made ? 

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Yes Bert, standard rifle with full magazine and crescent butt.

have you any idea when it was made ?   

August 1911.

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i have a 94 saddle ring carbine in 32-40 # 933678 in very good condition with no mod,s or refinishing and ex bore. my ? is what was the ratio of carbines to rifles. thanks.

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i have a 94 saddle ring carbine in 32-40 # 933678 in very good condition with no mod,s or refinishing and ex bore. my ? is what was the ratio of carbines to rifles. thanks.  

I can only provide you with the observed production ratio for the S/N range 354000 – 1079689.

32-40 Rifles = 411

32-40 Carbines = 205

That works out to a nearly perfect 2:1 ratio (or 33% were Carbines).

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thank you, i though it would be more.

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