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So I recently came across a model 94 #12373xx it has British proofing on it. does this hurt the value of the gun ?

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It tends to turn off some collectors since the gun is no longer a gun that could of went West.

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Are you able to post any photos of the rifle and of the proof marks?

 

Given the serial number it seems to be made in a period of time I have been researching a fair bit, 1940/42, with British commercial proofs.

 

I hope to do an article for the quarterly magazine, on the supply of these Model 1894’s to the UK in this time period.

 

Bert may be able to give a better idea of its DoM from the polishing room records, I just looked it up on the internet which is not accurate.

 

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Please provide the complete serial number. Additionally, does it have a “W” stamped below the serial number?

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the complete serial # is 1227389. and yes it has a W below the serial number.

I will try to post pics of the Markings.  

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Reddog said
the complete serial # is 1227389. and yes it has a W below the serial number.

I will try to post pics of the Markings.  

thanks 

Jerry  

Jerry,

The DOM was May, 1940.  The Winchester you found is one of nine that I have documented in my research survey that were WW II Lend Lease guns.  All of them are in the 1223856 – 1227737 serial number range.

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