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One for a slow Saturday
June 8, 2013
2:35 pm
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Recently purchased M1894 Ser.# 348731, no XXX's and no excuse why not to post a full number. The rifle is 106 years old for goodness sake. Got my letter back today after a short three weeks. Uninteresting letter. Serial no. applied 4-05-1907, received into the warehouse 4-23-1907, and, get this, shipped from the warehouse 10-17-1912. I guess no one was interested in buying a 1/2 octagon bbl. rifle, with full magazine, in 38-55 cal. I have another rifle that was in the warehouse for 3 years and I thought that was a long time. I really like this rifle. It has the serrated rear sight and the bore is drippy mint. Big Larry

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June 8, 2013
3:37 pm
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That's a pretty nice looking rifle there big guy! Tell me where you find those things? Peter

June 8, 2013
3:45 pm
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Looks Great! What is the barrel length?

June 8, 2013
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Larry,

Very Nice looking Model 1894 8)

Does it have proof marks on the receiver and barrel?

Bert

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June 8, 2013
5:39 pm
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Yes Bert, it is proofed on the bbl and receiver. The 38-55 is right between them on top.
The rifle has the standard bbl. length of 26".
I bought this rifle from Collectors Firearms.
Got some reloads to try it out, then clean and oil it and put it away. I probably will never shoot it again. Thanks, Big Larry

June 8, 2013
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There's a story about model 94's being so slow selling prior to WWI that when war came along Winchester begged the war dept to to buy some. As it turned out they needed rifles for the guys who were tasked with protecting the Spruce Forestry and Spruce wood production in the PNW. So a bunch of them were sold and marked as being US Property.

Every once in a great while one of these ex warehouse model 94's with the Military Proof Mark shows up.

Quite the collectable. LOL

June 9, 2013
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Supposedly 1,800 were used by the LLLL. I used to have a nice one,(most are real beaters), and I sold it when I sold all of my US martial arms collection. Big Larry

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