View Full Version : Winchester 94 - What does "EC" stand for?

December 20, 2010, 11:27 AM
I have a 1950 Winchester model 94. Just in front of the trigger, the letters EC are stamped. I'm trying to find out what the letters represent. Thanks in advance.

December 20, 2010, 06:54 PM
According to a few reference books these are either FITTERS or INSPECTORS marks. If the numbers or letters, ( they can be found with either numbers or letters ), are inside a circle, square, diamond, or is underlined then these are inspectors marks. If these numbers or letters stand alone they are fitters marks.

December 21, 2010, 12:25 PM
Thanks, 30-30. They stand alone, so they must be fitters marks. I assume, then, that they are the initials of the person? In 1950 would there have been many fitters, or would these initials show up on a lot of 94s from this period?

December 21, 2010, 05:59 PM
Tom, from what I have read there is no evidence refering to which initials and which numbers were which employee. I have done quite abit of research with no results. There are a few guns with no marks in front of the trigger, but these are rare, not of any additional value but quite uncommon.

December 22, 2010, 10:16 AM
Thanks, 30-30. I guess you're like me in wanting to know what codes/marks/symbols mean. I did some searching on the 'Net before I came here, and you're the first to offer any information. I appreciate it.