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I had the opportunity to purchase a Winchester 1894, this week. Looked like the gun spent an unnecessarily long time in a gun case. The finish is very good, but had a tiny scratch on the magazine tube. The bore was dirty, but didn't look rusty. Checked the manufacture date, then I threw a number at the guy that I thought was fair. He called me a week later and accepted.

It's a 1950 30-30. I broke it down and did a thorough inspection/cleaning. The bore is perfect, now. Wink No internal rust. I did find a tiny crack on the handguard. I really had to look hard to find it. Pretty happy with it.

Probably won't ever shoot it, since I don't have any 30-30 guns. This on is headed into the "collection" safe.

   
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spblademaker;173679 Wrote:I had the opportunity to purchase a Winchester 1894, this week. Looked like the gun spent an unnecessarily long time in a gun case. The finish is very good, but had a tiny scratch on the magazine tube. The bore was dirty, but didn't look rusty. Checked the manufacture date, then I threw a number at the guy that I thought was fair. He called me a week later and accepted.

It's a 1950 30-30. I broke it down and did a thorough inspection/cleaning. The bore is perfect, now. Wink No internal rust. I did find a tiny crack on the handguard. I really had to look hard to find it. Pretty happy with it.

Probably won't ever shoot it, since I don't have any 30-30 guns. This on is headed into the "collection" safe.

Very nice find but lever guns are like potato chips, you can't have just one.
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Stamps are for collecting.
Go buy a book of them and a box of 30-30 and go shoot the damned thing!

Wish the photo were larger/closer. Looks like nice wood.

Wish I hadn't sold my 94, but needed money and since it was a 32 Win Spcl, the ammo was harder/more expensive to come by, so it was one I was willing to part with.


(ETA: Thank god! A GUN related thread at last!!!)
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#4
Nice! I have been wanting a lever action guide gun in 45-70 but just haven't had the fun money to pull the trigger!
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Come to find out, the seller also had a Ward Westen Field 16 gauge SxS. It looked in good condition, too.
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Mine's a 2002 model year. I'm more of a shooter than a collector. She's a beauty though, nice gun!


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I have my dads 1948 Winchester 1894. Bluing is worn off where it should be worn off. Barrel is in perfect condition. There probably has been less than 150 rounds put through it (Dad was pretty good at one shot one kill on deer). The most we ever put through it was 9 rounds when I scoped it for him when he was 70 (he's 86 now). He gave it to me last year and I removed the scope, put all the original screws back in and cleaned it up good. I have done nothing to the metal or the wood and it looks great, just like a well maintained 68 year old gun should.
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