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quarrybob
April 10, 2009, 09:11 PM
I am seeking information about a certain serial number range for 30 30's that may have been made in Japan and may lack quality. Any help is appreciated.

PetahW
April 11, 2009, 07:38 AM
I don't know how/where you came by that impression, but it's in error. :confused:

There have been a few limited production Winchesters that are produced in Japan, such as the Models 95, 1885, and 92 - but the Winchester Model 94 was always produced in the US. So far.

There HAVE been complaints of poor quality Model 94's from some quarters - involving mostly what's generally referred to as "post-64's", meaning rifles made starting in 1964 when the factory made several cost-cutting changes that didn't sit well with enthusiasts.
Most of the "post-64" ills were resolved with the internal changes of 1971 - up until the lawyers got involved in the 80's (safties, etc).