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Some things make me cringe.  Here’s a decent enough ’94 SRC.  A standard carbine other than a special length magazine.  The seller says 3/4 length but I would classify it as 2/3.  I also think it is overpriced but who knows these days?  I have one very very similar with a 1/2 mag.  And I would sure happily sell mine for the price range this one is at.  And the bonus with mine?  I don’t have that very noticeable zig-zag scratch.  As I said, seeing something like this makes me cringe to the point that I wince when I see it.  I see the seller fields this by wordsmithing the phrase, “unique scratches.” 

Oh, and mine is a .30 WCF rather than a .32 Special.  From what I hear, this should make it worth more Wink

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I also think it is overpriced but who knows these days? steve004 said

Anything Collectors Firearms is selling, you KNOW it is!

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I’ve learned not to expect realistic pricing (which accords with current market trends and values) from Collectors Firearms in Houston.  They seem to price all their items as if they were made of solid gold. The mystery to me is how they sell anything…

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Ouch. If the previous owner had a 1911 we would probably find the crescent scratch made by careless installation of the slide release. I’m a bit puzzled by the price, maybe I’m missing something. 

 

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Blue Ridge Parson said
The mystery to me is how they sell anything…

Location in a county full of millionaires might have something to do with it.

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TXGunNut said
Ouch. If the previous owner had a 1911 we would probably find the crescent scratch made by careless installation of the slide release. I’m a bit puzzled by the price, maybe I’m missing something. 

Mike

The ridiculous price tag goes hand-in-hand with the ridiculous description of the gun.  It is a 100% standard Model 94 SRC with the exception of the optional ⅔ length magazine.  There is nothing about that Model 94 that is “rare” (or even uncommon).  Current survey results indicate that Winchester manufactured approximately 30,000 Model 1894/94s with a ⅔ length magazine tube.

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Looks to me like someone was trying to take the mag tube off. Notice both screw heads have been tweaked. 

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Looks to me like someone was trying to take the mag tube off. Notice both screw heads have been tweaked. 

  

Yep, unlike the factory engravers, Bubba generally signs his work.

 

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Bert H. said

TXGunNut said

Ouch. If the previous owner had a 1911 we would probably find the crescent scratch made by careless installation of the slide release. I’m a bit puzzled by the price, maybe I’m missing something. 

Mike

The ridiculous price tag goes hand-in-hand with the ridiculous description of the gun.  It is a 100% standard Model 94 SRC with the exception of the optional ⅔ length magazine.  There is nothing about that Model 94 that is “rare” (or even uncommon).  Current survey results indicate that Winchester manufactured approximately 30,000 Model 1894/94s with a ⅔ length magazine tube.

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Yep, noticed that, Bert. It’s a clean gun but a regular production piece with no abundance of condition, so to speak. My remark about missing something was a bit sarcastic but quite honestly I may have missed something. Apparently not.

 

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A 3/4 magazine would come almost down to the muzzle, correct? About 1-2 inches shy?

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Jeremy P said
A 3/4 magazine would come almost down to the muzzle, correct? About 1-2 inches shy?

  

He’s a photo of a ’94 .32 Special carbine I have with 3/4 magazine:

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Here’s a picture of an 1886 .45-70 ELW I have with 3/4 magazine:WPRe6wh.jpgImage Enlarger

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Jeremy P said
A 3/4 magazine would come almost down to the muzzle, correct? About 1-2 inches shy?

  

No it would not.  A true ¾ magazine is 4-inches short of the muzzle face on a standard 20-inch Carbine barrel.  If the magazine tube is 2-inches short of the muzzle, it is a very rare ⅞ length magazine.  Currently, I have documented (3) Model 1894s with a ⅞ length magazine tube, and (33) with a ¾ length magazine.

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A 7/8 even?…Huh…I can see how those would all be visually confusing on first glance!

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