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March 6, 2021 - 2:07 pm
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It seemed like a perfect winter day to put some rounds through two of my  70+ year old

Model 94s. On the left is a Flat band made on 8-30-1948  and on the right a WWII model made on 7-3-1942 shortly before the 94 line was suspended . Both are in 30 WCF and shot and operated flawlessly. As expected!

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Good to see that you are still out there and shooting them… with the current cost of 30-30 ammo, I suspect that most people are sitting out sessions at the local range.

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Thank you Bert,

As you see only one box was used.

But like most serious people in this hobby one box won’t make a dent.  I did however leave the 25-35s home this time.

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Dan,

Have you added any “new” Winchesters that I can add to the research surveys?  Currently, I have the following numbers in the research survey;

Model Date Range Total Man. in Range # Surveyed % Surveyed
Model 1894 1st Var. 9/1894 – 9/1895 7,999 466 5.826%
Model 1894/94 May 07 – Dec ’31 725,690 8,140 1.122%
Model 94 32-’63 1,444,961 14,028 0.971%
Model 55 Jun 24 -Mar ’28 12,002 1,368 6.647%
Mar 28 – ’32 8,578
Model 64 33-’58 66,783 3,069 4.595%
    2,266,013 27,071 1.195%

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Like Bert said, I also haven’t been shooting 30-30 for a while because ammo is very hard to find here. 

So I have enjoyed shooting .22’s at targets. 

Today I fired Model 9422, 9422M, 61, 63, 74, 1890, 69a, and a couple of different old Marlins. 

Fun and easy and mostly quiet, pretty cheap and I can find ammo. 

Alrhough .22WMR is pretty expensive. 

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A 4 3/4″  SA in .38-40, another in .44-40 and a ’73 carbine in .44-40.  Had a great day with daughter, son-in-law and three grandsons. Son-in-law will be deployed on the 16th.  He’s going to Kuwait for the next 8 months.  

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Well, I knocked a red squirrel out of the bird feeder  and smacked a Starling from under it with a 17 Mach2……..Wink

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Bert,  Please add 1520109 1948 Flat band 30WCF, Serrated hammer.

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Beautiful day here, I’ll kick myself later if I don’t dig a shotgun or two out of the safe and shoot a few rounds. Coffee’s almost gone, I’m outta here!

 

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We shot a lot of BS at the gun shop.  Then I went home and finished loading for my shooting on Tuesday if it doesn’t rain.  Next I did some gluing on a New Haven Arms box.

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Bert,  Please add 1520109 1948 Flat band 30WCF, Serrated hammer.  

Does it have a slotted or a smooth magazine end cap?  Did you get a PR date for it?  Based on the information I have, it should be August 1948.

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Chuck said
We shot a lot of BS at the gun shop.  

And as usual, most of it undoubtedly missed the “target”…Laugh

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Bert H. said

Chuck said
We shot a lot of BS at the gun shop.  

And as usual, most of it undoubtedly missed the “target”…Laugh  

Yes, but isn’t that the fun of it? 

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  Just got back from the club range, did some plinking with a 61, 06, and 63 on our new plinking range. I think we need to do some adjustment on the automated targets, stop working about every 8 or ten hits. Always something to do around here. Does anyone know where I can get a brass magnet? I hate cleaning up .22 brass, I can hardly see them anymore and my grandson charges me 1/2 cent a piece when he does it for me. 

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Money well spent, Mike.

Dug out my usual suspects but every now and then a Winchester makes it to the clay fields with me. Today my “Y” Model 12 tagged along and actually made it look like I knew how to shoot Trap. Been a few months but she’s an old hand at this and we had fun. My Browning 725 Trap, OTOH, was a bit cranky about being left in the safe all winter and wouldn’t play nice. Her older sibling, a nice enough Citori in her own right, let me shoot a respectable round of Skeet until the wheels fell off. Had a rough day working around the house yesterday and it finally caught up with me. 

It was a beautiful day and I got to visit with some old friends. Wish I’d brought a .22 along but I needed a nap after all that shotgun shooting.

 

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Bert, It has a smooth magazine cap. I have not yet contacted the source for the exact date on this one. However the 1948 Flat band I was shooting in the photo above has a serial number# 1522211 was confirmed for 8/30/1948 which was a Monday. So #1520109 would indeed be August 1948 2102 carbines older from the previous week. I’m not sure if they worked full production day on Saturdays at WRA in 1948.  

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Bert, It has a smooth magazine cap. I have not yet contacted the source for the exact date on this one. However the 1948 Flat band I was shooting in the photo above has a serial number# 1522211 was confirmed for 8/30/1948 which was a Monday. So #1520109 would indeed be August 1948 2102 carbines older from the previous week. I’m not sure if they worked full production day on Saturdays at WRA in 1948.    

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How thoughtless of me, I neglected to post a pic of my “Y” Model 12 Trap. Certainly was a pretty day to shoot!

 

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