View Full Version : winchester 94 takedown

February 26, 2002, 07:59 PM
I have a late model Winchester 94 trapper (angle eject with safety). Can anyone point me towards
a source for detailed disassembly instructions? There doesn't seem to be any working websites that have that info available.


High Velocity
February 26, 2002, 09:53 PM
Look at www.beartoothbullets.com in the GuNuts sections for an exploded view. And see the Nov/Dec 2000 issue of the 'American Rifleman' magazine for disassembly instructions with pictures.


February 26, 2002, 09:59 PM
The Gun Digest Book of Firearms Assembly/Disassembly Part IV has an excellent section on the M94, it's how I took mine apart, and it's back together and shooting again, the instructions work! :)

February 26, 2002, 11:01 PM
Take it apart? Heck, I still have to clean mine from this past deer season...

James K
February 26, 2002, 11:42 PM
Can one small voice suggest not taking it all the way down? Or at least not complaining to us when you can't get it back together again.


February 27, 2002, 09:36 AM

Your advice is probably wise, the M94 is one of the hardest rifles I've worked on to detail strip and get back together. The fact that it is back together is more a testament to my hard-headedness than my skill. :D

February 27, 2002, 11:49 AM
I sure am glad to see some of you guys have as much trouble as I do completely stripping the Model 94 and getting it back together. It's a proverbial B*tch! But, OH, the great feeling when it's back together and cycling well. Some guns are hard to disassemble and reassemble; they remind me of some sort of Chinese puzzle. And yet some are flat simple; my HK USP .40 comes to mind. Get all the books you can on this stuff. They're worth it.

James K
February 27, 2002, 10:44 PM
Confusingus say "Many tricks not in books, must learn hard way."


February 28, 2002, 12:01 PM
How to clean a Model 94AE.

Open the lever. Spray the bejeezus out of it with brake cleaner. Wiggle the lever a little. Spray it some more.

Spray it with a good spray lube. Spray it some more. Run a bore snake through the barrel.

Then go shoot.

James K
March 1, 2002, 01:12 AM
Hi, guys,

Just hosing it down is not bad advice, but sometimes it really is necessary to tear one down. Actually, the 94 is not that bad. The 92 is worse, with the 86 about par (basically the same except for size) but the 95 takes the petunias. It is a bear.

One thing I love about books is the inevitable copout "reassemble in reverse order".

I do know that the kids around here are really bright. I used to get all kinds of guns in bags and cigar boxes with the story that "my kid took it apart." In some cases, I knew the kid was pre-school, so I figured that just getting the gun apart made the kid really smart.