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wharf
August 28, 2006, 04:16 AM
Gday fellas,My first post here,awesome site,plenty of top info.

I have just got a buffalo bill commemerative from a mate,it has been poorly looked after.He decided to sand it back(metal and all) but never did anything with it.I have completely stripped it down,and in the process have broken the lug that goes between the barrel(hexagonal) and the mag tube.This part is different to a normal win 94.Winchester australia and their dealers are being very difficult.I am trying to find a dealer or agent for parts who would have one of these,heres a few sad pictures for you.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/wharf/Picture_1257.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/wharf/Picture_1254.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/wharf/Picture_1256.jpg

heres a few of what it now looks like,ive cleaned it up a bit,it will never be pretty but will be a shooter.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/wharf/Picture_1260.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/wharf/billsbarrel.jpg

Thanks for any info.

Dfariswheel
August 28, 2006, 03:43 PM
You'll have to be VERY specific with the parts houses about exactly what you need.
While some may have actual Buffalo Bill Model 94 parts, most will not, BUT should have the part known simply as a hex barrel magazine ring.

BE SPECIFIC that you do NOT want a standard round barrel band, you need a hex barrel magazine ring.

The Buffalo Bill was made in 1968, so it will not be the newer Angle-Eject model. This should make no difference since all you're dealing with is the magazine ring.

Here's the top parts houses that carry Winchester parts:
http://www.e-gunparts.com/

http://www.jackfirstgun.com/
(First has Winchester Commemorative parts listed, you'll have to contact them for availability).

http://www.gun-parts.com/index.html/
(They list the 1894 magazine ring for $30.00 whether this will fit the Buffalo Bill is uncertain).

http://www.dixiegun.com/
(Dixie is the world's largest supplier of black powder firearms and parts. They carry antique Winchester parts.)

wharf
August 28, 2006, 03:52 PM
Thanks mate,great help.I have been making sure to let them know its a hex barrel,If it was a normal barrel life would be so much easier.

beenthere
August 29, 2006, 12:49 PM
For some interesting information on the Buffalo Bill and refurbishing badly neglected rifles you might want to check out www.castbullet.com . Junior has fixed up some pretty rough ones and may even be able to help with the parts location. In any event, his articles are interesting to read.