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April 16, 2012, 08:42 PM
Hey everybody,
Yesterday I puchased a Winchester 94 in .32 Win. Special. I've always lusted after the old lever action rifles :D. It was produced in 1956. I was wondering if anyone new about the quality of production for that year? It is in excellent condition and the action is smooth as can be. Also it has the initials 'JT' imprinted just above the trigger. I was wondering if that might be a makers mark? Appreciate the feedback!


April 16, 2012, 08:47 PM
I just asked a similar question.....I have the same rifle only mine was made in 1923....Let me know how you make out with info on yours,I had a hard time finding any info on mine...

April 16, 2012, 08:47 PM
The M94 from the 1950's were some of the very best! :)

April 16, 2012, 10:34 PM
I've got an old '59 and it's a dandy.

April 16, 2012, 11:37 PM
Good for you! Old Pre-64 Winchesters were some of the finest American rifles ever made.

Something like 79,704 Model 94s were made in 1956. I don't have the break down by calibre, but I'd guess the 32 Specials were in the minority.

April 17, 2012, 05:45 AM
my 1894 made in 1924,a 32 spl. half magizine saddle ring carbine. it took me a while to find one like this. eastbank.

April 17, 2012, 09:22 AM
The M94 from the 1950's were some of the very best!

also those made in the 1930's as mine is.

April 17, 2012, 11:53 AM
Beutiful rifle Eastbank! I'm taking it out to shoot it for the first time today. It took a while to find the ammunition. I'll let you all know how it goes.

April 17, 2012, 01:38 PM
With the exception of a 1917 SRC and pair of 79/80s all my 94s are 50s (1954 to be exact) .30-30s. Fine rifles and your caliber's a good one too, though availability is a relative irritant vs the .30-30s. Enjoy!

April 17, 2012, 07:39 PM
EASTBANK, what a handsome rifle. Just enough use to add caractor and all original. It is interesting to find a sporting carbine with a standard carbine stock.

April 17, 2012, 09:12 PM
eastbank..Do U have any rifle that is not awesome?

April 18, 2012, 04:46 AM
yes, but its in the basement. he,he. eastbank.