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July 31, 2022 - 5:56 pm
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This part round bbl. M1894, full magazine rifle, is in 38-55 Cal. The bore is 100%. # 348731, was in the PR, 4-5-07, and not shipped until 10-17-1912. I guess the 38-55 was not to popular back then. It certainly is now. It’s one of my favorites. Just showing off.   Big Larry

 

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Very nice, wish it was in my cabinet. Had one years ago but had to move it along with a handful of other nice guns. And dont be shy, if you got got it show it baby!

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Beauty!! Looks like a rapid taper barrel as well. Or it looks like one by the muzzle OD. Is it marked 2x on the wood or maybe just lucked out on nice wood?

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I have always been a fan of nice 1894’s – thanks for showing the photo. This is the only 1894 I have left – it is a 32-40.

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GOOD LORD Mr. humphrey you have some absolutely beautiful rifles!!!  Gota get to that level someday! 

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I have sold the vast majority of them – still get a little teary eyed over letting this one go—

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Triple-Lock-1st-Century.jpgImage EnlargerCome on Mr. Humphrey. You’re making me look bad. Mine is just a plain jane rifle, standard wood, but it is the highly desired 38-55, with a minty bore. I cannot afford your type rifles as most of my $$$ goes on Smith and Wessons. 

1st model 44 HE Triple Lock from 1916.    Big Larry

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Good lord I wish I was older! The guns you guys show to us rookies is utterly amazing! You folks do realize that those of us in this younger generation will never experience the true pleasure of collecting fire arms as fine as these.  

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Good lord I wish I was older! The guns you guys show to us rookies is utterly amazing! You folks do realize that those of us in this younger generation will never experience the true pleasure of collecting fire arms as fine as these.  

  

Patience, you’ll be old soon enough and the heirs of the previous generations will be looking for homes for their orphans. I’d trade all my Winchesters to be 20 years younger. 

 

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Haha I’m all ready old! Just dying young. Just trying to leave something behind for the kids!

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Here’s one of mine, a 22″ half octagon with double set trigger engraved by William Gough.

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Bob – don’t think I have seen photos of that one before – all I can say is wow, what a 94 – I am in awe. I am always impressed with the quality of your photos – and, on a gun like that 94 it is important to have good quality photos to see what a high condition specimen it is. Thanks for sharing.

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Big Larry:

Finally got my Win 13 Garand at the Cody show but just to prove that I am not prejudice, I too have a Smith & Wesson!!!

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Rick, any idea when this rifle was made?  Mid 1945 would be my guess?

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Chuck:

According to Bruce Campbell and the Cody Firearms Museum, the serial number was applied on May 7, 1945.  BTW, Cody does have the complete polishing room books for the Garand.  Apparently they were donated by a private party a couple of years ago.  This was one of the last, as Winchester ceased production of the Garand in June 1945 at serial no. 1640999.

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Some beautiful rifles on this thread.  Thanks to all for posting.

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Ahh just a dummy here, but I just saw an M1d on RIA listed as a Winchester with a serial number 2369792. Lot # 290 August premier auction. Fake? 

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steve004 said
Some beautiful rifles on this thread.  Thanks to all for posting.

  

Agreed! Simply awesome. Thank you, Larry, for starting this thread. These treasures are an important part of collecting and I’m thankful members of this forum will share their eye candy with us. 

 

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Cranky:

No, the Win 13 had a separate serial number range for some reason.  The “13” supposedly identifying the last sequential design modification by Winchester over the 5-year span of manufacturing the Garand.  There were 39,000 Win 13 manufactured.  Other Winchester production ranges from serial number 100000 thru 2540999.  Serial no. 2369792 would have been manufactured in January of 1944 according to Bruce Campbell.

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My WIN-13, # 1610052, was PR’d 4-1945. Yes, Rick, I still have it. I am very nosy and would like to know what you paid for that magnificent specimen? My BIL passed away from falling off a ladder a while back. He had a drippy mint 2 digit S&W M1917. I don’t know what happened to all his guns. He had a super collection. I got rid of most all my US militaria. Kept a few. Still have that 1-43 100% Inland M1 Carbine. Have had that since the 80’s. Still have your real nice .25-35 SRC, but am out of collecting lever guns. S&W’s and Winchester 22’s. Here’s a pic of my WIN-13. Your friend, Big Larry

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