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#3609588 - 12/26/09 06:03 AM Winchester Model 94AE "Trapper" in 30-30
Stan_in_SC Offline
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Some years ago I bought a new in the box 30-30 trapper from a friend.Loved the way it looked and felt.Never fired it.Another friend offered me more than I paid for it so I sold it to him.Regretted it later.
Christmas eve I was in my local gun emporium and saw and purchased an absolute new looking Trapper 30-30 as my Christmas present to myself.I can guarantee this one is not going anywhere.
Only thing I don't like is the stupid cross bolt safety.I rekon my gunsmith is going to have to remove that thing.

Stan in SC
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#3609786 - 12/26/09 07:52 AM Re: Winchester Model 94AE "Trapper" in 30-30 [Re: Stan_in_SC]
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The Trappers are a lot of fun. Before you pull the safety place an o-ring on the left side. The o-ring helps to prevent inadvertent activation of the safety.
There are two fixes I have seen on the internet for the safety the safety is easy to remove use a paper clip to depress the ball detent and slid it out. The problem is covering the divot on the right side of the receiver. The fixes vary from coins soldered into the hole to a replacement for the safety with cone shaped filler for the hole. The problem with this second fix is the new cross bolt and filler still must be removed to pull the sliding bolt.


Edited by william_iorg (12/26/09 07:53 AM)
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#3610474 - 12/26/09 12:32 PM Re: Winchester Model 94AE "Trapper" in 30-30 [Re: william_iorg]
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Originally Posted By: william_iorg
The Trappers are a lot of fun. Before you pull the safety place an o-ring on the left side. The o-ring helps to prevent inadvertent activation of the safety.
There are two fixes I have seen on the internet for the safety the safety is easy to remove use a paper clip to depress the ball detent and slid it out. The problem is covering the divot on the right side of the receiver. The fixes vary from coins soldered into the hole to a replacement for the safety with cone shaped filler for the hole. The problem with this second fix is the new cross bolt and filler still must be removed to pull the sliding bolt.

William, Do you know who makes the cone shaped filler for the safety divot hole in the receiver? I would like to do that to my Win 444 Timber rifle, as I love the rifle except for that godawful divot! Thank you.
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#3610582 - 12/26/09 01:27 PM Re: Winchester Model 94AE "Trapper" in 30-30 [Re: ken458]
Stan_in_SC Offline
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William,thanks for the removal tip.I saw one that had a shell base super glued in the divot.Looked good.
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#3610901 - 12/26/09 04:10 PM Re: Winchester Model 94AE "Trapper" in 30-30 [Re: Stan_in_SC]
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I dont believe it is made for sale. I believe there was a long thread with pictures on Paco Kelly's Leverguns.
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#3611078 - 12/26/09 05:24 PM Re: Winchester Model 94AE "Trapper" in 30-30 [Re: william_iorg]
Stan_in_SC Offline
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Yes,it was on Paco's and I believe it was in the "one" sticky.

Stan in SC
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#3611235 - 12/26/09 06:24 PM Re: Winchester Model 94AE "Trapper" in 30-30 [Re: Stan_in_SC]
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Tastes vary, but I don't find the cross bolt safety nearly as repugnant as the tang one that replaced it. The Williams receiver sight on my AE helps prevent the cross bolt one from being activated or seen. Nothing can help that tang one. I still prefer the older rifles with neither the most.
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#3611419 - 12/26/09 07:23 PM Re: Winchester Model 94AE "Trapper" in 30-30 [Re: Youper]
william_iorg Offline
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Stan, Thanks, I coudnt remember where it was...

Youper, I just live with it too. The Williams sight and the o-ring are the easiest fix.

Here are two links for fixes. There are at least three more.

http://onesticky.levergunscommunity.org/how_to/94_crossbolt_adios.html

http://onesticky.levergunscommunity.org/how_to/94_centenial_x-bolt.html

Ok, now just one more to find...

Chuck Hawks and L.F. Combs had a cheap fix.


http://www.hobbygunsmith.com/Archives/May04/Interview.htm

http://www.gunblast.com/LFCombs-Win94.htm
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#3612031 - 12/27/09 05:49 AM Re: Winchester Model 94AE "Trapper" in 30-30 [Re: william_iorg]
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I just leave it. It's part of the gun, a feature that I don't like but it is handy for loading and unloading safely. If I disable the safety I cannot sell the gun until I restore it to original. So I just live with it.

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#3639434 - 01/04/10 04:18 AM Re: Winchester Model 94AE "Trapper" in 30-30 [Re: JBLEDSOE]
Stan_in_SC Offline
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JBLEDSOE,very sage advice.I think I will just try to accustom myself to it at this point.
William iorg,the o-ring is a good idea also.
I sincerely appreciate all of your comments.Range time up and coming.

Stan in SC
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