Winchester 94 Transition rifle

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Winchester 94 Transition rifle

#1 Post by David LaPell » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:18 pm

A couple of weeks ago I picked up a Winchester 94 in .30-30, known as a "transition" rifle. This gun was made in 1939, has the newer style of barrel but has the earlier receiver minus the saddle ring and earlier buttplate. It has an excellent bore and an action silky smooth. This gun came out of Alaska, wish I knew more of the story and where it was used.

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Re: Winchester 94 Transition rifle

#2 Post by BlaineG » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:23 pm

Looks good for coming from a hostile climate... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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#3 Post by Nath » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:02 am

How far was the target please?

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#4 Post by claybob86 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:07 am

Welcome aboard, David! Good lookin' rifle! :mrgreen:
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#5 Post by gamekeeper » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:36 am

That was a great find, congratulations and welcome to the fire.... :)
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#6 Post by Pete44ru » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:08 am

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Nice rifle - Welcome to the board !

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#7 Post by Nath » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:01 am

Sorry David. Welcome yes.

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Re: Winchester 94 Transition rifle

#8 Post by Tycer » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:04 am

Nath wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:02 am
How far was the target please?

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25 yards
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Re: Winchester 94 Transition rifle

#9 Post by Nath » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:07 am

Tycer wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:04 am
Nath wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:02 am
How far was the target please?

Thanks.

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25 yards
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Re: Winchester 94 Transition rifle

#10 Post by OldWin » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:33 am

Welcome to the fire. You've found a great place.
Nice carbine!
In my humble opinion, Winchesters quality peaked between the wars. I'm not talking about fit and finish, they had mastered that earlier. I'm considering things like metallurgy and forging quality, also. A lot was learned during WW1 about manufacturing. Between the wars, companies still cared about their name and reputation. This was carried on while a depression was going on.
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#11 Post by Griff » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:44 pm

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Re: Winchester 94 Transition rifle

#12 Post by Sixgun » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:35 pm

Just noticed something...that buttstock is not original to the gun....that's a saddle ring carbine buttstock....and it's made from gumwood.----6
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Re: Winchester 94 Transition rifle

#13 Post by 65bee » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:21 pm

Sixgun is absolutely right! That vintage '94 carbine had the model 55 type 'shotgun' buttstock and were walnut. Gumwood went out right around WW1. Rest of gun looks good, however.

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Re: Winchester 94 Transition rifle

#14 Post by FWiedner » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:28 pm

David LaPell wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:18 pm
This gun came out of Alaska, wish I knew more of the story and where it was used.
Make something up. Include multiple man-eating bears and a one-eyed indian guide who knows how to throw a knife. Burn some cryptic hieroglyph into the wood under the butt-plate. Show it to your buddies and tell them that you don't know what it means, then when you're drinking with those buddies, turn to the rifle every once in a while and say "I know..."

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