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What is wrong with this 94 for the $2400 & no reserve ?
December 30, 2013
2:11 pm
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This looks like a pretty nice 94 for the $. Only thing wrong I can see is the mistaken DOM in description ?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=383937408

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December 30, 2013
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Hello

The listing states:

The stock and forend show no sign of sanding, refinish, cracks , or re-oiling. This wood has never been tampered with and it retains its deep original Winchester red finish. The wood is proud to the metal in all contact areas.

I don't know which rifle he is referring to but it sure isn't the one for auction. The wood has most definitely been refinished which makes it undesirable for most collectors. If his description of the wood is so far from correct what else is BS???

Michael

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December 30, 2013
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looking at photos #33 and #38, the wood does appear to be proud of the metal to me. By refinished, do you mean it has been re-varnished or re-stained?

December 30, 2013
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If you look real close at photos 10, 11, 40, and 41, the wood around the top tang is below the metal surface which would make one believe that it has been sanded a bit.

December 30, 2013
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"This 1894 Winchester rifle was made circa 1892 and is in cal. .30WCF."

I'm surprised no one has jumped on this one! According to the seller, it was manufactured three years prior to the manufacture of the first recorded release of a 1894 .30 WCF. It even beats the introduction of the .38-55 and .32-40! That is definitely a one-of-a-kind Winchester! Must be worth hundreds of thousands $.

(Okay Okay--just having a bit of fun.)

December 30, 2013
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Its a fairly nice 94, but nothing special about it. Not antique, no extra options......three leaf express is nice........I'd be in for about $1500-1600 is all.

~Gary~

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December 30, 2013
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deerhunter said
If you look real close at photos 10, 11, 40, and 41, the wood around the top tang is below the metal surface which would make one believe that it has been sanded a bit.

I see what you are saying and would be lean toward the two points of the wood being chipped, which is very easy to do if the buttstock is removed. Photo #37 shows that the wood is proud of the top tang everywhere else and photo #45 shows that the wood is slightly proud immediately below where the two chips are. Given the condition of the rifle, the amount of blue on the metal and the colour case hardening on the lever, I don't think this rifle has seen enough wear to warrant a sanding, but I could easily go with chipping on the two points.

December 31, 2013
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pdog72 said
Its a fairly nice 94...three leaf express is nice........I'd be in for about $1500-1600...

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