It is one gun that your family will appreciate long after you are gone. Production for years 1950-1952, 65-66, 67-70 and 72-75 were not kept separate for each year and were bulked together by the factory. For Parts and Service call: 800. They were then final polished and finished, and then sent into the assembly room in bins to be assembled into complete firearms. No greater names have ever been linked together more solidly than Winchester® and the Model 1894.
As I was going through some of the recently posted questions on the forum, I realized that I had neglected to address the dates and serial numbers for the introduction of the various calibers. For those who are interested in adding your Model 1894 to my database, please get in touch with me at Additionally, Winchester did not assemble any of the many different models in serial number order. Ok well I'm not that good for doing at that third party stuff. The mechanism is smooth and precise. There is an intrinsic level of interest generated when you put one in the hands of a young shooter. I plan on keeping this rifle to pass down to my family, and just wanted to make sure it was as close to factory configuration as possible. It is true that many hunters over the years have moved to bolt actions for longer range hunting -- like out in the West for example, where cross canyon shots are common.
Total production for all models of the 200 series was over 1,600,000, according to Winchester. This is a post that he has made and I hope you find it as informative as I have. This one has a serial number of 2387xxx. From 1902 to 1931 666,742 were made. Lightly oil the areas just cleaned, and leave it alone.
Re-introduced in 1973, as the model 37-A, discontinued in 1981. Model 69 rifles with scope sights saw production of 769 guns. Smith and Wesson lever action arms were made from 1853 to 1855. After being blued, the receivers were sent into the Assembly Room in bins and were then assembled into complete firearms in complete random order. It is in good overall condition. Total production of the model 1897 reached 1,024,700, when the parts clean-up began, resulting in 2,000 more guns assembled. Think about it, why would anyone remove a serial if the gun were not stolen or used in a crime? I use the Hornady flex tip projectile which is quite accurate and readily available.
In 1930, the only year of production, 10,843 were made. This discussion on serial numbers has raised a number of questions in my mind. Production resumed in 1974 by another company. The next step in the process was the assembly and final fitting of the individual firearms. The parts clean up resulted in about 900 more guns. I will post pictures of the rifle and certificate as soon as my forum account is approved. Most of the shortcomings of the post 1963 Model 94s were eventually corrected, but the pre '64 versions remain the most desirable of all Winchester Model 94s.
Is the receiver chambered to a certain caliber? Government from 1940 to 1945; official records indicate production of 513,582 rifles. I am thinking of trading the rifle for a 270 or 308 but want to verify its value. The complete loss of bluing is always less desirable than a gun that has some to all of its factory original bluing. Then possibly Winchester recorded a new date? George Watrous, a Winchester employee, counted total production at 764,215 in 1944 when he made a count. Quick Winchester Model 94 Facts: Weight 6. See the note with the model 1893.
You will need the Adobe Reader program to open this file. I have a Mod 94, built in 1953, that belonged to my dad. Carbine - serial number 22967, 8-27-1902 by serial number order 32 W. Most records for this model have been lost and the above are estimates of production furnished by U. Model 1893 and 1897 serial numbers overlap in 1897-1899. Are serials applied before, during or after parts are fitted? Round locking bolt trunnions help ensure a smooth, quick lever throw, imitated but unparalleled by the competition.
Jim, just curious: Approximately how much would those values be reduced if the rifle has been reblued and refinished? I am a newbie to the forum so any help is wonderful. In regards to what Winchester did way back in those distant times, for most models, the serial number was stamped on the receiver frame some were stamped on the lower tang. Hey yall iv'e got a mod 94 30-30 the serial number is 2182848 I got no clue what year it was made. Perhaps we should refer to my book, page 66. Reproduction rings are available from several sources. Figures for 1955-1956 were rounded off. The Winchester link above no longer works, and Winchesters website is a joke, if you want to find when your Winnie was made.