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1942 Win '94 w/o Tang sight hole
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January 1, 2014 - 12:53 pm
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A ’94 that I was looking at for purchasing was made in 1942 based on the seller & I checking the serial number. There was no tapped hole in the upper tang for a Tang Sight. When was that tapped hole discontinued?
Also, it had a Flat Band at the front.

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Based on my research survey, the tapped hole for mounting a tang sight was eliminated in mid June, 1942. I have documented (15) of them thus far, with the earliest being serial number 1338317.

The flat barrel band did not make its debut until April/May of 1946, and it is not correct on a 1942 vintage carbine.

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Refresh my memory……when did they start drilling the receiver sight holes on the 94’s? Was there about a 10 year gap between the extra tang sight hole being eliminated to the receiver sight holes being added?

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Gary,

For the Model 94, Winchester made the receiver holes a standard feature in 1952, so Yes, there was essentially a 10-year gap when no peep sight provision was a standard feature. Why Winchester waited so long is a mystery to me, especially in light of the fact that all of the Model 64s were drilled and tapped for a receiver peep sight well before WW II.

The highest Model 94 serial number I have verified that does not have the holes is 1915689. All serial numbers after that have them. I have found that approximately 1.5% of the post-war Model 94s (1945 – 1951) were special ordered with the receiver holes.

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Bert H. said
Based on my research survey, the tapped hole for mounting a tang sight was eliminated in mid June, 1942. I have documented (15) of them thus far, with the earliest being serial number 1338317.

The flat barrel band did not make its debut until April/May of 1946, and it is not correct on a 1942 vintage carbine.

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Bert, my # 1,327,444, 32 Special, 4-1-1942, has the tang hole. Big Larry

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Larry,

I knew that from the pictures you sent me.

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Once again, you are "D" man Bert. Thanks, Big Larry

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I am in possession of s/n 1.347,103 of which the UT has no tang sight hole.
Recent acquisition from son of the original owner. This falls in the range of polishing room records but unsure of the exact date. Also of interest, the 94 had never been disassembled and has what appears to be original factory checkering. It is in .32 W.S. thought this would be of additional interest to Bert.

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