Winchester 94 Transition rifle

Welcome to the Leverguns.Com Forum. This is a high-class place so act respectable. We discuss most anything here ... politely.

Moderators: Hobie, AmBraCol

Forum rules
Welcome to the Leverguns.Com General Discussions Forum. This is a high-class place so act respectable. We discuss most anything here other than politics... politely.

Please post political post in the new Politics forum.
Post Reply
Message
Author
David LaPell
Levergunner
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:28 am

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.

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
BlaineG
Posting leader...
Posts: 26656
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:22 pm
Location: Spanaway, Washington

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:
If You Back Me Into A Corner There Will Not Be Enough Room For Both Of Us. :evil:

Nath
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 7498
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:41 pm
Location: England

Re: Winchester 94 Transition rifle

#3 Post by Nath » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:02 am

How far was the target please?

Thanks.

N.
Psalm ch8.

Because I wish I could!

claybob86
Senior Levergunner
Posts: 1707
Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:41 pm

Re: Winchester 94 Transition rifle

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

Welcome aboard, David! Good lookin' rifle! :mrgreen:
Have you hugged your rifle today?

User avatar
gamekeeper
Spambot Zapper
Posts: 11170
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:32 pm
Location: The wrong side of the pond.

Re: Winchester 94 Transition rifle

#5 Post by gamekeeper » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:36 am

That was a great find, congratulations and welcome to the fire.... :)
From his weapons on the open road no man should step one pace away, you don't know for certain when you're out on the road when you might have need of your spear.
Havamal ( Viking collection of common sense )

User avatar
Pete44ru
Posting leader...
Posts: 10748
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:26 am
Location: Southern New England

Re: Winchester 94 Transition rifle

#6 Post by Pete44ru » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:08 am

.

Nice rifle - Welcome to the board !

.
IF IN THESE TYMES OF JEOPARDY,
MORTAL PERIL INVADES THY THOUGHT,
TAKE UP THIS TRVSTY PIECE,
TRVST IN THY GOD, AND FEAR THEE NAUGHT.

(The avatar is me, in 1948 ! )

.

Nath
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 7498
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:41 pm
Location: England

Re: Winchester 94 Transition rifle

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

Sorry David. Welcome yes.

N :)
Psalm ch8.

Because I wish I could!

User avatar
Tycer
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 6438
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:17 am
Location: Asheville, NC

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?

Thanks.

N.
25 yards
.
And as things fell apart, nobody paid much attention. -David Byrne
----------------------------------------------------------------
http://www.saf.org - http://www.peakprosperity.com - http://www.guntalk.com

Nath
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 7498
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:41 pm
Location: England

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.

N.
25 yards
Doh!
Yeah see it now :roll:
Thanks Tycer.

N.
Psalm ch8.

Because I wish I could!

User avatar
OldWin
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 3003
Joined: Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:38 pm
Location: Maine

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.
After WW2, it was all about lowering production cost and maximizing profits. Nothing has changed.
"Oh Bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered another round.

User avatar
Griff
Posting leader...
Posts: 18309
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:56 pm
Location: OH MY GAWD they installed a STOP light!!!

Re: Winchester 94 Transition rifle

#11 Post by Griff » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:44 pm

Image and Welcome to THE Forum.
Griff,
SASS/CMSA #93
NRA Patron
GUSA #93

There is a fine line between hobby & obsession!
AND... I'm over it!!
No I ain't ready, but let's do it anyway!

User avatar
Sixgun
Posting leader...
Posts: 11949
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:17 pm
Location: S.E.Pa..Where Trump Is Supported And Colt New Service Targets Are The Best Belly Guns

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
Donald Trump's Wall Will Work.....China Built One 2000
Years Ago And They Still Don't Have Any Mexicans.
Image

65bee
Levergunner 2.0
Posts: 103
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:03 pm

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.

User avatar
FWiedner
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 8172
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:50 pm
Location: North Texas

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..."

:lol:
Government office attracts the power-mad, yet it's people who just want to be left alone to live life on their own terms who are considered dangerous.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 44-40, LeverBob, otteray, Sixgun and 25 guests