This gun sold on GB just the other day and I am not real familiar with the configuration etc. I used to have one like it that was not in as good of condition and really liked it. I wish I had not sold it, as it was a neat handling rifle. The seller is calling this a light weight barrel and says some other things in his description that I don’t understand. Could someone who is familiar with this model tell me the time frame when Winchester made this configuration and clarify the light wt barrel thing and anything else you might want to add? Thanks, Peter
PS: This gun seemed like it sold for a lot of money. I wonder how much of that $$ was for the caliber?
January 26, 2011
September 22, 2011
I think the barrel is typical of a carbine of that era, and stating it as being extralight weight would be an overstatement. Shotgun butts and shorter than full length magazines are less common than full length magazines, but certainly not rare. As for price — seems rather high to me. Here is one that Cabela’s has for sale, a similar carbine, same calibre, etc., in better condition, for significantly less (except it is not a SRC).
Further to what mrcvs said, sure looks like a typical saddle ring carbine to me, only that it has a SGB anf half magazine. Nice caliber, and yes those two features are a special order, but nothing else really special about the gun, and certainly no "extra light" features that I can see unless I’m missing something.
November 9, 2008
March 1, 2009
When is the last time anyone has seen a 32/40 carbine for sale in nice condition,its really hard to find any nice 1894 src in any caliber especially 32/40 and this one has two special order features,i don,t think it was that over priced.
I’ve seen two stone cold mint in the last 6 months in 32-40, and a few lesser condition. Sold a 70% one last year. I had one that was about 85%, sold it couple years ago, been kicking myself ever since. I could have bought the two minty ones, but both were this same configuration (SGB and button mag) and that configuration does not appeal to me. I much prefer the full magazine and traditional carbine butt, though this gun on GB was in nice shape given how rough most carbines are. Sure wish I had that 85% one back. Sold it as I decided to stick to rifles, and just keep one real nice carbine. Know where it is though and it may come back to me someday.
April 15, 2005
September 9, 2011