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The Last "Antique" Model 1894
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March 21, 2021 - 10:12 pm
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For those of you who like interesting serial numbers, this old rifle is quite unique… it just happens to be the very last bona fide “Antique” Winchester Model 1894.  S/N 53941 was the last Model 1894 through the Polishing Room on December 31st, 1898.

Antique Winchester Model 1894 Rifle (rockislandauction.com)

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Now you think a place like Rock Island Auction would not be using Madis’ data.  They obviously are, claiming 1896 manufacture.

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They are very odd in their auction listings in that regard. For a number their auctions they list a DOM with per (W.A.C.A.) , but for others they do not. Definitely no rhyme or reason.

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I’m just surprised they’ve used the WACA DOM at all. Well at least it’s a start recognizing the true DOM.

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They use Madis or Polishing room to suit there best interests. By using Madis they get more guns to be pre-1898 and can be shipped without FFL paper needed. The ATF is known to disregard the discrepancy between the two.

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CJS57 said
They use Madis or Polishing room to suit there best interests. By using Madis they get more guns to be pre-1898 and can be shipped without FFL paper needed. The ATF is known to disregard the discrepancy between the two.  

Really?  Are you sure?

If that was the case, then why even have the polishing records at all?

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CJS57 said
They use Madis or Polishing room to suit there best interests. By using Madis they get more guns to be pre-1898 and can be shipped without FFL paper needed. The ATF is known to disregard the discrepancy between the two.  

Ah that makes sense to me if I was them. Why wouldn’t they.

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RickC said

Ah that makes sense to me if I was them. Why wouldn’t they.  

Well, it is against Federal law.  Someday some dealer will get busted for selling a modern gun and shipping it across state lines without a proper registration.  You just don’t want to be the one involved with that lawsuit.

My serial #52085 was shipped on 12/31/1898.  It was serialized on 11/23.

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I never said it was right or legal lol.

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