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While I was escaping the cold weather in Montana, I hit all the collectors shows I could find. I went to Las Vegas in January and Durant, Oklahoma in February and got a couple nice Model 1894’s in 25-35 and 32-40 in takedown configurations. I shot them both and they shoot great. I did even shoot a gopher yesterday with the 32-40…

 

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Are they in the letterable range?  If so, can you post existing letters or do you intend to get letters on these, which you can post?

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Are they in the letterable range?  If so, can you post existing letters or do you intend to get letters on these, which you can post?

  

The 25-35 came with a yellow sheet and is correct right down to the sights.

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Can you post it?  What about the .32-40?  Both are great finds!

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Based on the look of the bluing on the lower rifle (32-40 ?) in your pictures, it appears to be a 1918 (or later) production Take Down Sporting Rifle.  Please send me the s/n on that rifle.

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Bert H. said
Based on the look of the bluing on the lower rifle (32-40 ?) in your pictures, it appears to be a 1918 (or later) production Take Down Sporting Rifle.  Please send me the s/n on that rifle.

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The lever and hammer on the .32-40 appear to be case coloured.  By 1918, weren’t theee blued?

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mrcvs said

Bert H. said

Based on the look of the bluing on the lower rifle (32-40 ?) in your pictures, it appears to be a 1918 (or later) production Take Down Sporting Rifle.  Please send me the s/n on that rifle.

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The lever and hammer on the .32-40 appear to be case coloured.  By 1918, weren’t theee blued?

  

Not necessarily.  I have found Winchesters with cased levers. hammers, and breech blocks as late as 1919. 

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Cool that they are both takedowns.  If it were me, to have any chance of hitting that gopher, I would have needed to used the tang-sighted rifle.

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Nice scores! Good to see you in Durant. Did you find anything at that show?

 

 

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I love the 25-35 with the plain walnut checkered pistol grip stock!

Now I’m wondering why I didn’t escape the cold Montana weather and go to a few out of state gun shows…

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Nice scores! Good to see you in Durant. Did you find anything at that show?

 

 

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I got the 32-40 in Durrant…

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Bert H. said
Based on the look of the bluing on the lower rifle (32-40 ?) in your pictures, it appears to be a 1918 (or later) production Take Down Sporting Rifle.  Please send me the s/n on that rifle.

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The serial number is 51xxxx, according to my book, it was made in 1910…

 

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Shrapnel said

Bert H. said

Based on the look of the bluing on the lower rifle (32-40 ?) in your pictures, it appears to be a 1918 (or later) production Take Down Sporting Rifle.  Please send me the s/n on that rifle.

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The serial number is 51xxxx, according to my book, it was made in 1910…

 

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Nice rifle!

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RickC said

Shrapnel said

Bert H. said

Based on the look of the bluing on the lower rifle (32-40 ?) in your pictures, it appears to be a 1918 (or later) production Take Down Sporting Rifle.  Please send me the s/n on that rifle.

Bert

  

The serial number is 51xxxx, according to my book, it was made in 1910…

 

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Nice rifle!

  

special order nickel steel to boot.. nice  on a 32-40! 

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That’s a dandy 32-40 ! Great shooting too!

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Nice Scores !

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Beautiful pair. I love the “semi-deluxe” checkered pistol grip stocked Winchesters with “plain” walnut. And the 32-40 has some lovely grain pattern in the buttstock!

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