Avatar
Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon
Model 94 made in 1946, maybe unsafe?
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 13
Member Since:
July 18, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
March 1, 2015 - 7:13 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

I have a 94 Winchester in .30-30 in the safe. It was my dad’s, and it belonged to his brother-in-law before him. The bro-in-law, Uncle Bill to me, dropped dead on Mother’s Day 1971. I recently acquired it when my dad had to go into assisted living, which is a very tough deal. Anyway…

Since I have the rifle I decided to clean it up and take it out and shoot it. It shot okay, but I noticed that the lever loop kind of “pops” on each firing as though the action is trying to come out of battery. I don’t have a lot of experience with 94 Winchesters, so I realize this may be nothing to worry about, but OTOH I also realize there may be something very unsafe about my rifle.

 

Does anyone have sage advice they’d like to pass along to me on a non-profit basis??

Wink

Avatar
Wisconsin
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 5185
Member Since:
May 2, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
March 2, 2015 - 11:47 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

Any good gunsmith should be able to check out the gun and tell you if its safe but here are a few things to check.  Is the chamber for oily? If the chamber is oily the shell will put more force on the bolt rather than the shell gripping the chamber. Also just double check to make sure the gun is chambered for the round your using, not that someone rechambered it and didn’t remark the barrel and it could be you have a gun that is worn some.

Bob

WACA Life Member---
NRA Life Member----
Cody Firearms member since 1991

73_86cutaway.jpg

Email: [email protected]

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 13
Member Since:
July 18, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
March 4, 2015 - 2:49 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

Thanks Bob. The gun is original and the chamber was clean and dry.

Avatar
Wisconsin
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 5185
Member Since:
May 2, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
March 4, 2015 - 3:16 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

When you close the lever, does it stay up by itself or does it try to open a bit?

Bob

WACA Life Member---
NRA Life Member----
Cody Firearms member since 1991

73_86cutaway.jpg

Email: bob.[email protected]

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 628
Currently Online: pdog72, deerhunter
Guest(s) 83
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
1873man: 5185
clarence: 4321
TXGunNut: 3904
Chuck: 3524
steve004: 3117
twobit: 2846
Maverick: 2019
JWA: 1828
Big Larry: 1765
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 16
Topics: 10430
Posts: 89899

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1434
Members: 11521
Moderators: 3
Admins: 3
Navigation