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model 94 configuration
January 12, 2014
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A friend of mine has a mod 94 carbine in .32 W.S. The serial number is 1198218... it has a fluted buttstock and plastic buttplate . would this be correct for this serial range? Thanks in advance..Brian

January 12, 2014
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Brian,

The butt plate should be hard rubber, and yes, it could be correct. That stated, most of the Model 94 Carbines in the 1198000 serial numer range were equipped with a serrated steel butt plate.

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January 12, 2014
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Thanks Bert, My mistake in referring to the butt plate generically as plastic. is the fluting correct for this range as well?

January 12, 2014
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Yes it is correct when a special order shotgun butt was requested.

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January 12, 2014
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Thanks Bert.

January 18, 2014
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I have a M94 30- 30, year of manufacture 1940. Ser 1102*** that has the "older" style carbine stock and butt plate. My Pirkle book states that the "shotgun" type butt plates stopped around circa 1050000. This rifle is almost 530000 rifles after that which "should" run it into the the type 3 full checkered butt plate completely by passing the type 2 semi serrated plate.

January 19, 2014
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I didn't think carbines had the "shotgun" type buttplates prior to sn. 1050000, except maybe on special order. My 94 SRC, sn. 1062000 has the standard steel carbine buttplate, just like the earliest carbines.

January 19, 2014
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steelslide said
I have a M94 30- 30, year of manufacture 1940. Ser 1102*** that has the "older" style carbine stock and butt plate. My Pirkle book states that the "shotgun" type butt plates stopped around circa 1050000. This rifle is almost 530000 rifles after that which "should" run it into the the type 3 full checkered butt plate completely by passing the type 2 semi serrated plate.

You are quite simply not reading Art's book correctly. The fact of the matter is that the older "carbine" style butt plate was discontinued in June of 1937 near serial number 1129000. The original carbine butt plate was replaced by the serrated steel "shotgun" style butt plate.

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January 20, 2014
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Maybe Mr. ****,s carbine is a transitional? My # 1100457, no ***'s, is a transitional type and one of the nicest M94's I own. Big Larry

January 23, 2014
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For what it's worth, my 94 Carbine SN 11297xx also has the Carbine style 'lip over heel' contoured steel butt plate. No indications I can see suggesting it's not original!

January 23, 2014
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iskra said
For what it's worth, my 94 Carbine SN 11297xx also has the Carbine style 'lip over heel' contoured steel butt plate. No indications I can see suggesting it's not original!

It more than likely is original. That stated, the highest serial number I have confirmed in my research survey is 1129376. Please send me the information on your Model 94 so that I can add it to the survey.

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January 27, 2014
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Hi Bert & Sorry!
Re the info on my 94. I've been out of touch a bit. I will try to get it to you within the next couple of days! Hopefully a few file pix too if possible.
Thanks!

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