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Winchester model 94 mfg 1899 s/n 1611xx
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June 8, 2021 - 7:56 pm
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I am trying to find out if this rifle is manufactured for black powder or smokeless powder?

I have conserved the rifle, replaced damaged screws, and have cleaned it. the proof-marks on the bottom of the barrel are a V within a triangle,,
the letters VP in an oval, a broken diamond that appears to be in two parts forming a diamond on its side in line with the other marks. 38-55 is stamped on the top of the barrel, as well as the bottom. Images coming.

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Ron,

Model 1894 S/N 161100 was manufactured in late October, 1902.  It was made for black powder and the early low-pressure smokeless powder loads, cast lead bullets.

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