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October 29, 2022 - 2:05 am
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Hello

I am looking at a Model 94 with no upper tang marking sn# 1371343 from my very limited knowledge on Winchesters is the tang correct to have no markings also what year was the 94 manufactured

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Hello Jim,

Yes, it is correct for Model 94 S/N 1371343 to have a blank upper tang.  Winchester discontinued marking the upper tangs in August of 1942 at S/N 1343183.  S/N 1371343 was manufactured in June 1946.  Which caliber is it?  Does it have a flat front barrel band?

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Hello Bert

For now, this is the best picture I have chambered in 32wcf

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James,

The caliber is “32 W.S.” (Winchester Special) versus 32 WCF. 

The 32 WCF (a.k.a. 32-20) is a short (pistol length) cartridge first chambered in the Model 1873, and then in the Models 1892, 53, 65 lever-actions, and finally in the Model 43 bolt-action.

Your Model 94 is a Post-War, pre Flat-band Carbine.

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Hi Bert

Thank you for the reply and education

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Here is a better picture later today I plan on cleaning the rifle upImage Enlarger

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win2.jpgImage EnlargerHere is a better picture later today I plan on cleaning the rifle upImage Enlarger

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james alfano said
win2.jpgImage EnlargerHere is a better picture later today I plan on cleaning the rifle upImage Enlarger

  

It certainly does not appear that it needs much in the way of cleaning.

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Looks like a nice, honest carbine, James. I’d run a lightly oiled patch through the bore to see if it needs cleaning and then check to verify the action moves smoothly. If everything checks out I’d wipe it down carefully and call it good. What are your plans for this 32 Special?

 

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Hello

Mike I ran a patch of hoppes #9 then dry patches followed by a bore snake the bore looks fine with great rifling. Action is nice for now I am going to keep this M94 they are getting hard to find in unmolested condition

 

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Hello Bert

The rifle needed a light clean up the rifle cleaned up fine Just a little elbow grease and some love.

Jim

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