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Old 10-08-2018, 08:44 PM
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Well with all the issues I had with the Winchester 1892, it was nice to find a gun that should be a tried and true favorite. This one is a Model 94 carbine in .30-30, a transitional gun from 1939 which was one of those from the late 20's through the 1930's that used the new barrels with hooded front sights and were mated to older receivers (the ones that could take a tang sight) and had the earlier style buttstock.
This gun until 6 months ago was in Alaska, so it makes me wonder what kind of life it's lived so far. Tomorrow it goes to the range and hopefully soon, to chase deer here in New York.



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Great find!

It appears to be a correct transitional carbine. The receiver flaking is typical, but the rest of the gun looks excellent! The serial should be in the 1,1XX,XXX range.
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Great find!

It appears to be a correct transitional carbine. The receiver flaking is typical, but the rest of the gun looks excellent! The serial should be in the 1,1XX,XXX range.
Yep, it's in the 1,110,8xx range.
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If it is original finish, it must have been loafing its life away in Alaska. Looks to be in very nice shape.
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I took the 94 out to the range today with some of my handloads, a mild load using Hornady 170 grain soft points. Got a group the size of a quarter at 25 yards. This gun is begging for a tang sight. I also put out a bowling pin at the 125 yard line, this rifle drilled it on the first shot.

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What a great find. Hope to be as fortunate someday. I have a few Marlin levers, but usually when I run across a winnie, it's either a 80's & up, or it looks like it rode around in a truck tool box all it's life. One like that is perfect. Congratulations!
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