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Winchester Canada Model 94 Rifles
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February 18, 2020 - 8:29 pm

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 Sometime ago there was talk about Canadian made Model 94 rifles.I remember at some point in the past, that I bought a new Model 94 .32 Special and the end of the box said Made in Canada.

 Looking on line today and I came across two items of Canadian manufacture Model 94 rifles.First was a clipping from a paper in Ontario, called the Sentinel Star,dated June 3,1970. images.ourontario.ca/Cobourg/63704/data  .The clipping tells about the opening of the new Winchester Canada plant.It said among  other things ,that the Model 94 was in the manufacturing line.Also about ammunition being ,manufactured in Canada.

 

  Came across an old Gunsamerica  https:/www.gunsamerica.com/9106174471/Winchester-M-94-44-40-NIB-Made-in-Canada-Scarce-  posting for a Made in Canada Model 94.The posting said the .44-40  rifles were Made in Canada ,with only about 200 being imported back into the United States.There is a  picture of the end of the box and Made in Canada is  clearly seen  stamped there.The hang tag is also marked Made in Canada.

 

 I believe these Model 94 rifles were assembled from parts Made in the U.S.A. and shipped to Canada for final assembly .I believe that some of the commemorative Model 94 rifles were assembled in Canada from parts Made in the U.S.A.Quite likely ,I believe, the special finish on the these commemorative rifles was done in Canada, on the new machinery  in the new 1970 plant.

 

  Looking forward to hearing an comments, from any who might have an interest in the subject.Smile

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G. Scott Jamieson
October 6, 2021 - 6:36 pm

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Good afternoon,

Saw your post concerning the Model 94 production in Canada.  Some were indeed finished and assembled in Canada.  However the ‘fly in the ointment’ is that unless one has the carton that states ‘Made in Canada’ I don’t believe they can be differentiated from New Haven production.

I’m working on a history of the Cooey Machine and Arms Company 1903-1980 including the Winchester years 1961-1980.  I’m tabulating serial number tables wherever applicable for all Cooey/Winchester-Western models that used serial numbers in order to ascertain production figures.

That includes the old Cooey model 84; 840; 370 and 37A shotguns and the Model 490 rifle only made in Canada.  Please note the Winchester Model 37 is NOT the same as the 37A.  The Cooey hammer and breakdown lever is juxtaposed when compared to the 37.  The Cooey hammer is a rebounding type acting directly against the firing pin not the case with the 37.

I can tell you now that based on my serial number research Winchesters production figures for the Model 370, 37A and 490 are very low compared to reality-why I don’t know.  Hope this helps.

I can be reached at [email protected]   

Best regards,

Scott 

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October 7, 2021 - 12:12 am

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Hey Scott,  Your Cooey project is most interesting, but when do we see the book about the gun that precipitated panic in New Haven, namely, the legendary, far-famed, ADIRONDACK RIFLE? 

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G. Scott Jamieson
November 3, 2021 - 6:21 pm

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Dear sir,

The manuscript is completed and has been for some time but unfortunately no publisher is breaking down my door to publish it.  I have listed about 77 prototypes, Model 1870’s Model 72’s and his single-shots.  Over 600 images.  Also chapter on J.D. Wilkinson [his sometime partner] and his rifles and cartridge loaders. 

Long story short, when I downsize my home I’ll have the money to self publish which seems the only way out of the problem.  My Evans book is also complete and languishing for the same reason.

My third and final book on BULLARD is pretty much complete with only new material in this one which is not intended as a stand alone volume since there are 2 books that have preceded it.  Just needs editing and some more photographs finished.

COOEY ARMS has over 1100 images and 143,000 words at present and I’m about ready to wrap it up.  Have over 7100 serial numbers listed for the Cobourg made guns from circa 1968 for the Model 84, 840, 370, 37A and 37TR shotguns; the Model 490 rifle; the Model 2200 and 2400 shotguns; Model 71 and 710 rifles; Iver Johnson Hercules Grade and Champion shotguns; Model 64B semi-auto rifles; and the Cobourg made Commemorative Winchester rifles.  My serial number tables indicate far more production of the Model 370, 37A and 490’s than WRACo records indicate which is interesting. 

Thank you for asking about ADIRONDACK ARMS.

Best regards,

Scott Jamieson           

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November 5, 2021 - 9:57 pm

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 Scott ,be sure to let us know when you do get the Cooey book published.

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