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Toolman
May 11, 2010, 07:19 PM
I recently aquired a Winchester Ranger 30-30 lever action rifle & would like to know the year of manufacture. Serial #5304XXX. I would like to order a manual also. Thanks for your help.

Hawg
May 12, 2010, 08:33 PM
My source doesn't show a Ranger lever action but the standard 94 would have been 1983.

Toolman
May 13, 2010, 07:40 PM
This rifle is a lever action but has no bolt or tang safety. I have since found out the Ranger model was an attempt by Winchester to build a cheaper rifle, but still using the 20" barrel. My info says they also made a 16" Ranger Compact that was discontinued due to the excessive muzzle blast and inaccuracy caused by the 16" barrel.