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November 30, 2023 - 8:35 pm
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I recently got a 1894 in 32-40 made in 1894. 4 digit serial number. The carrier spring is broken. Numrich has pre-64 carrier springs for a 94. Are they the same. They have almost no parts for the 1894. Thanks. If you know where I can get a correct one, feel free to chime in. Jim

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Jim What is the ser# of Your ’94 , is it the first mod.(10o’clock ) screw or a second mod. I have 4 1st. mod’s ser#1659 being #’rd in 1894, and ser#2215 being #’rd in 1895.  Ser# 75 was numbered Oct. 15, 1894 but didn’t ship until Feb. 1895. Just curious , being a 32-40 , when it was ser. numbered and if the gun letters. The spring from a pre ’64 should work fine.

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The serial number is 2724. I got the DOM on Old Guns.

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2724 dates to 1895. Old Arm of Idaho appears to have an original one.

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Jim Rogers said
The serial number is 2724. I got the DOM on Old Guns.

  

Jim,

I strongly recommend that you use the Winchester date of manufacture resource tool found here on the WACA website. Dates | Winchester Collector

The information you found on the Old Guns website is a carbon copy of the erroneous information published by G. Madis nearly 45-years ago.

S/N 2724 was serialized (manufactured) on February 16th, 1895.  It would have been received in the warehouse approximately 10-days later (late February).  In my research survey, it is inside a decent sized batch of 2nd Model 32-40 Sporting rifles with 26-inch octagon barrels.

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Thanks so much. I’ll use the site for dating Bert. I didn’t realize it was different.

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Just one more question. I saw on another posting (and I can’t find it now) that the first version 1894 was around 300 and all were in 38-55 or 32-40. Is the rifle I have a 1st version then, and were most in 38-55 or 32-40 if so. Thanks.

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Jim Rogers said
Just one more question. I saw on another posting (and I can’t find it now) that the first version 1894 was around 300 and all were in 38-55 or 32-40. Is the rifle I have a 1st version then, and were most in 38-55 or 32-40 if so. Thanks.

  

The First Model variation of the Model 1894 were nearly all manufactured in the 38-55 caliber with the exception of a very small number of them that were manufactured in the 30 WCF cartridge.  At this time, none of them have ever been found (documented) in the 32-40 cartridge.  Based on the information published in the ARMAX Vole 5, the very 1st Model 1894 made in 32-40 was serial number 545.  The first 2nd Model 1894 documented thus far is s/n 510.

Your Model 1894 with s/n 2724 is a 2nd Model.

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