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Old September 23, 2000, 07:54 PM   #1
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Is there a way to guessimate the date of my 94 Winchester? Pre '64 etc.
It says Winchester on it.
It does not have a safety.
It is not angle eject.
What else do I look for?

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Old September 23, 2000, 08:30 PM   #2
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Hi there. The '99 Standard Catalog of Firearms lists the 'post-64' Model 94 change beginning with serial number 2,586,000.
I'll check back later, or tomorrow, if you want the exact year - the list is in the book. Angled ejection became standard in 1982. Best, John
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Old September 23, 2000, 08:48 PM   #3
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You might want to post this question in another TFL forum: Harley Nolden's Institute for Firearms Research. I suspect you will receive a very thorough reply.
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Old September 23, 2000, 09:04 PM   #4
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Moving to Harley's research forum...
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Old September 23, 2000, 09:28 PM   #5
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Post the first 3 digets of the ser number.That can be looked up to giv eyou the year of manufacture.

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Old September 25, 2000, 12:28 AM   #6
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S/N is 29021XXX Post 64?



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Old September 25, 2000, 06:22 AM   #7
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As long as someone's looking up numbers, how about doing mine? Thanks...

434 are the first three, it's a pre crossbar safety, and I picked it up last year, like new condition. It may not ever have been fired. Thanks again...
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Old September 25, 2000, 07:37 AM   #8
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Suckersrus, my guess is your serial number is only 7 digits long. If that's true your Winchester Model 94 was made in 1966.

Dave, with a 7 digit serial number your Model 94 was made in 1975.

Hope this helps!

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Old September 25, 2000, 02:15 PM   #9
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My 94's serial # is 7 digits, first 4 are:
1918XXX. I think someone once told me it was about 1949. Can that be right?
Thanks!!!
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Old September 25, 2000, 04:50 PM   #10
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No 1918xxx would have been one of 90,000 made in 1953.

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Old September 26, 2000, 12:36 AM   #11
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Steven Mace:
Suckersrus, my guess is your serial number is only 7 digits long. [/quote]

Yep, I got carried away with the exes.
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Old September 26, 2000, 05:19 AM   #12
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Thanks, Steven. The rifle's in new condition, and I doubt a box of ammo has been through it besides the few rounds I've put so far. I basically hunt shotgun counties but I've wanted one of these for a while.
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