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Special Order 94s & W stamps
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May 11, 2022 - 4:57 pm
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I just picked up a 94, in a 32 special, to add to my collection, my researcher dates it to 1941, it has the nicest, walnut wood, I have ever seen on a 94, it looks like Turkish Walnut, It spectacular!!

 Does anyone know if this type of wood, was available ,in special order, back in the early 40s? and if so, any advise on how to tell if its factory,other than the obvious, it fits like factory furniture should?

, I believe it to be original blue, and other parts, it also has a W stamped under the serial #, I have never come across that either? any info would be

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I am new to this site, and am excited to be part of it .

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Welcome to the WACA website.

It is very unlikely that the stocks on your Model 94 Carbine are Turkish Walnut (but not absolutely impossible).  More than likely it is just a nice piece of American Balck Walnut… can you provide clear pictures of the stocks.

From February 1939 through February 1941, Winchester stamped a “W” on the bottom of the frame as a quality control check for the new bluing formula & technique (Dulight) that was put into use.  I have documented more than (400) Model 94s with the “W” marking.  With the serial number, I can identify the exact month & year your Model 94 was manufactured.

Bert

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