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Highest model 94 Serial number?
April 10, 2016
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As I see it, there is currently extremely little collector interest in the late production Model 94AE Carbines and Rifles. For the most part, collectors are still focused on the Pre-1964 production Model 94s. Consequently, there is very little motivation (at this time) to research or obtain the production information for the USRACo manufactured Model 94s. Have you tried contacting the Winchester division of the Browning Arms Company? They may have the information you seek.

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April 11, 2016
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Hello again Bert,   Please be advised that I just spoke with Lenny, the Winchester Historian at Browning / Winchester Cust. Svc.. He informed me that my Model 94AE Trapper, was manufactured in 1995, which is pretty much where I guessed it should be, as per the data I found here on your WACA Forum.                 I THANK YOU you & everyone else here for allowing me to interact as a guest, as it allowed me to learn what I needed concerning my M94. 

 

                 Best regards,    Dom Pastore Jr.           ( dpast32@aol.com

April 11, 2016
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Dom,

You are welcome, and thanks for participating on the WACA forums!

Bert

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November 10, 2017
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Hello all, I’m from Belgium, and I have the oportunity to acquire a mint 94 30-30 without the ideous cross bolt safety that we see everywhere, At first I was tinking about a Miroku but the absence of tang safety denies that…

The serial is 6578046.

So what can be the approx. date of manufacturing,

Thank you in advance 🙂

 

JR

November 11, 2017
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JR,

The highest serial number I have confirmed thus far is 6589550. I suspect that 6578046 was manufactured in the year 2005.

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November 17, 2017
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I have kept track of production (as near as possible and with the help of a major distributor) of Winchesters manufactured since 1982.   Rifle number 6173xxx was made in late 1993.   1994 started with 6,174,987.  

I hope that helps.

JB

April 22, 2018
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Bolthead said
Hello all, I’m from Belgium, and I have the oportunity to acquire a mint 94 30-30 without the ideous cross bolt safety that we see everywhere, At first I was tinking about a Miroku but the absence of tang safety denies that…

The serial is 6578046.

So what can be the approx. date of manufacturing,

Thank you in advance 🙂

 

JR  

I did a “94ae” word search of the forum and found this thread.  I am considering purchasing an unused M94 Trails End Hunter color CH, octagon in 38-55.  I’ve been trying to learn as much as possible about the overall quality of this time of manufacture (~2005).  Not sure if replying to this post is best way to tap into the groups knowledge base but giving it a try.

First, an iinterpretation of the quoted post.  It appears to me that JR is saying that his subject rifle does not have either cross bolt or tang safety.   Could a safety free rifle of this time frame exist?  Or was the presense of the tang safety overlooked?

My main purpose in this post….anyone have any experience with the ~2005 vintage 94s and opinions to share?  I read a fairly bad Chuckhawks review of the Trails End Hunter color case hardened octagon (25-35).  It seems they liked the gun, especially overall looks, but gave it bad grades on wood to metal fit, action smoothness, and trigger pull.  I’m looking for a good quality, good looking, good shooting M94 in 38-55.

Don

April 22, 2018
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donmccormack@cfl.rr.com said

My main purpose in this post….anyone have any experience with the ~2005 vintage 94s and opinions to share?  I read a fairly bad Chuckhawks review of the Trails End Hunter color case hardened octagon (25-35).  It seems they liked the gun, especially overall looks, but gave it bad grades on wood to metal fit, action smoothness, and trigger pull.  I’m looking for a good quality, good looking, good shooting M94 in 38-55.

Don  

What you are looking for can be found in a pre-64 Model 94, at a price though.  You didn’t specify if carbine or rifle but check out this listing:  https://www.gunbroker.com/item/766511959 .  Pictures 9 and 10 give you a bit of an indication of the wood to metal fit of the later M94’s and it also has the tang safety.

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April 22, 2018
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Wincacher, that is a nice rifle but it is a new Miroku.  I have read really good things about Miroku 94s but the gun I was refering to was the guns built in New Haven in the 2005 time frame.  I have read one review which discussed poor workmanship issues.  I was wondering if anyone had any hands on experience with those last few year guns from New Haven.  And yes, it would be nice to have a top condition pre-64 (not sure how far back for that cartridge).  I have also read good things about the late 70s commemoratives in 38-55.  I have a 1974 30-30, and sintered iron or not, it is an excellent gun and the smoothest action of the three I own (by far).   Don

April 22, 2018
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Whats with all the XXX’s? I am quite sure the Gun Police does not care about M94’s.   Big Larry

April 22, 2018
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Whats with all the XXX’s? I am quite sure the Gun Police does not care about M94’s.   Big Larry  

Big Larry, I’m looking at a S/N 6574598, 6574599, Trails End Hunter, Octagon bbl, color case hardened finish, 38-55.  I’m not sure if you were responding to my post which was more about the overall opinions of guns of the final years in New Haven (2005-2006).  Don

April 24, 2018
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I have a late Legacy, .357 rifle, with the unusual serial number of 6291000.  SmallBill

February 10, 2020
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For what it’s worth. Bought a new Model 94AE with serial number 6582941 on March 23, 2006. Still have box, receipt, packing material and paperwork.

February 11, 2020
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For what it’s worth

The new Miroku 94’s use the same alpha-numeric Model and Sr# code system that Browning uses – starting at zero.

July 23, 2021
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Mine is a 94/459 Marlin timber carbine serial # 6527903

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