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WINCHESTER 1894 38-55 - 1/2 RND 1/2 OCT – Straight Grip - MADE 1905
Posts: 47
February 7, 2023 - 8:26 pm

Sold Pending Funds

WINCHESTER 1894 38-55 – 1/2 RND 1/2 OCT – Straight Grip – MADE 1905

A very nice Winchester 1894 38-55 made in 1905; 26-inch, 1/2 round, 1/2 octagon barrel; button mag; shotgun butt with steel butt plate; excellent walnut stocks; forearm has some figure; very good bore rates # 7 on scale of 1-10. A nice, clean 1894 in a great caliber.

Someone drilled a hole in back of butt stock for a sling?

Price adjusted $ 1900.00

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Life Member WACA & NRA

Posts: 474
February 7, 2023 - 8:51 pm


Also drilled a couple of holes in the left side of receiver for an after-market receiver sight.  Not a desirable feature for a collectible firearm! 

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Kingston, WA
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February 7, 2023 - 9:07 pm



In addition to the extra holes drilled & tapped in the upper left side of the receiver frame (that Rick pointed out), the butt stock & butt plate are not original to the rifle… they were harvested off of a 1945 – 1947 production Model 94 Carbine. The flat checkered steel butt plate was first used by Winchester when production of the Model 94 resumed post-WW II.  Accordingly, your Model 1894 Rifle is not worth anything close to your asking price, nor is it a collectable gun.


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Posts: 47
February 7, 2023 - 10:28 pm

Thank you both for the information

Sadly, I paid more for this rifle from a larger Winchester dealer several years ago

Price lowered.


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February 7, 2023 - 11:09 pm


Jim McKee said
Sadly, I paid more for this rifle from a larger Winchester dealer several years ago 

A COMMON story!  Almost too many to keep track of.  Bigger the dealer, bigger the rip-off, all too often.

Why don’t you ask how much the same dealer will give you for it now?  Should be worth even more than when you bought it, right?

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