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Wincherster 94 expert help needed #14560324 02/10/20
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Hello all, I asked this question in the end of my thread over on the Hunting rifle forum, but figured this would be an even more appropriate place for it:

Do we have a resident expert on the '94 that I could PM regarding a rifle I'm looking at? I've never been a buyer of used guns (aside from military surplus), but I found a gun that has caught my interest. I'd love to chat with someone via PM and see if they could check it out for me and offer an opinion.

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Why don't you just post your ?? on this forum? You'll probably get several "expert" opinions.


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Here's a link to the rifle I was talking about.

I've contacted the seller, and it is his belief that at least the barrel has been reblued. He informed me of that when I told him it seemed in remarkably good condition for a pre-war rifle (MFR 1941). I'd love to hear opinions on it:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/855076262

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Nice looking rifle. From the auction pictures, I don't see evidence of the barrel being polished for reblue. The stampings are still sharp and retain their raised edges.The front sight hood appears to be a replacement though. Not a dealbreaker. But if it has been reblued, as he believes, he is asking too much for it.

Another high condition pre-64 '94 you might like is this one:
https://www.gunsinternational.com/g...4-pre-64-30-30-win-.cfm?gun_id=101379753


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Originally Posted by tmitch
Nice looking rifle. From the auction pictures, I don't see evidence of the barrel being polished for reblue. The stampings are still sharp and retain their raised edges.The front sight hood appears to be a replacement though. Not a dealbreaker. But if it has been reblued, as he believes, he is asking too much for it.

Another high condition pre-64 '94 you might like is this one:
https://www.gunsinternational.com/g...4-pre-64-30-30-win-.cfm?gun_id=101379753


Thanks Tmitch. There's a lot I need to learn. I don't know what to look for as far as bluing is concerned. Had I just gone with my gut, I'd have guessed the one in the listing you mentioned for sure had been refinished, but they list it as "original bluing".

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Thanks again for all the assistance, folks! I'm excited to say, I have my first lever action on it's way to my local gun store. I appreciate all the comments and suggestions, which made me less reluctant to buy used, instead of new.

Here's a link to the one I bought. The seller was Cabelas, through Gunsinternational, and Mary, at Cabelas, was outstanding to deal with. smile

https://www.gunsinternational.com/g...4-pre-64-30-30-win-.cfm?gun_id=101379753

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That's a beauty. You did good. Congrats on a fine rifle.

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Originally Posted by winchester70
That's a beauty. You did good. Congrats on a fine rifle.


Thanks! I appreciate it. smile

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Nice looking rifle, hope you enjoy it!


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Well done.


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Thanks Mitch and Poconojack, I owe both of you guys! I'm super excited to get it. I continue to be impressed with the folks on this forum.

Re: Wincherster 94 expert help needed [Re: Jedi5150] #14572839 02/14/20
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Wow, I have a 1940 in 32 Special that's all original. I didn't realize they have gone up that much. I should get it out of the back of the safe someday and shoot it once.


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The heads of the screws look a little rounded, but the tell is there are no marks on the loading gate.Still a nice rifle though.Enjoy


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