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Old 06-01-2016, 10:24 PM
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I'm fine with Plain Jane wood on my "new" 94 I'm fine with Plain Jane wood on my "new" 94 I'm fine with Plain Jane wood on my "new" 94 I'm fine with Plain Jane wood on my "new" 94 I'm fine with Plain Jane wood on my "new" 94  
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Wanted to see if I could get indoor pictures showing the grain on my new to me 1957 Winchester 94.



Turns out to be Plain Jane.










But in this case, Plain Jane is a foxy lady
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:36 PM
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Looks like a fine example to me. Craftsmanship on this American Classic. Thanks for showing
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Plain Jane? Hell no - All American Girl!
Nice, solid, ready to go to work American walnut, oiled, not coated with plastic, easy on the eyes, nice to touch, ready to go anywhere, not over dressed or under dressed for any occasion.
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The wood on your 94 looks great to me, and in fine condition. I have
seen several critical comments regarding the stocks of various pre
64 Winchesters on net forums. Sometimes people look back at the
50s era Winchesters from the current perspective of them as collector's
items and forget that at the time of mfg they were meant to be good
quality working guns not safe queens.
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Sometimes Plain Jane's out shoot all the other girls in the yard. Nice
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:48 AM
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"Plain Jane" wood is just fine on a classic firearm such as your 94. i'm still looking for a birth year (1950) model 94 and Plain Jane wood will be just fine with me. lee
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:57 AM
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That is a gorgeous rifle. You must be a very proud owner. Congrats!
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I think the wood on your rifle is excellent and makes the rifle look like it is ready to go on your next hunt instead of hanging on a wall or living in your safe and never getting hunted.
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Old 06-02-2016, 09:39 AM
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I don't see anything "plain" about it and would proudly add it to my collection (or saddle scabbard).

Dan
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When you said "Plain Jane", I was expecting something with NO grain, or something that looked like it was made from pallet wood. Yours is not that! In fact, the forearm has some nice grain. It definitely is not "Browning" wood, but I like it a lot!
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I too have a .30-30 Model 94 manufactured in 1957 which has a stock and forearm very much like yours. And I've never thought of it as "plain." It's lovely and warm to the touch!

In 1957 I was an eight-year-old, and I remember mooning over the rifles in the Sear and the Wards catalogs, wondering whether (if I ever got the chance) to choose the .30-30 or the .32 Special. Both were offered then; each caliber had its following.
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I have a 94 from 1956 that I got about 10 years ago. Stock is in sad shape but I refuse to refinish it. I hate refinishing rifle stocks. Besides, the metal is just as bad and better looking wood would just make the metal look even worse.
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:23 PM
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"Plain Jane" wood is just fine on a classic firearm such as your 94. i'm still looking for a birth year (1950) model 94 and Plain Jane wood will be just fine with me. lee
Hey Lee, that makes us the same age. I always keep my eyes peeled for guns made in 1950. I do have one from 1968 which is the year I graduated from high school.
OP, that is a fine looking gun, you are lucky. Great wood too!
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nice gun, nice photography.
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Old 06-05-2016, 11:31 AM
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Winchester chose wood with no figure because it is stronger.... & cheaper too. For example, as a rule, unless you have a better grade 1873, 1886, model 12, model 42 or model 70... they all had the great close grained walnut stocks.

The wonderful thing about a good lever gun, is that with practice, you can get off an aimed second shot almost as quick, if not as quick as someone firing a double gun equipped with 2 triggers... and you can dern sure get off the third & fourth shots much quicker than a fellow can reload a double gun..
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