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December 26, 2001, 10:44 PM
hi guys got a question for you. i'm looking for any info i can find on a model 1894 it says 30 WCF on barrell is this compatible with 30-30 ammo ? also the serial #is 967** any ideas as to the age of this rifle? thank you

Steven Mace
December 27, 2001, 02:37 AM
Mnhunter, your Winchester Model 1894 was made in 1897.


The .30 WCF and .30-30 Win. are the same cartridge. IIRC, the .30 WCF caliber designation was used with the 1894 Model. When the Model 94 was introduced the caliber designation changed to .30-30 Win. but they are the same cartridge. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

December 27, 2001, 02:43 PM
thank you steven if i could pry some more info from how about barrel length the seems to be some talk that the octagon barrel was cut off right now it is approx.3/4" in front of the feed tube and maybe an inch or so past the front sight.one more if possible what would the rough value be on this gun i understand this is hard to do a stab in the dark would be nice thank you

Johnny Guest
December 27, 2001, 02:52 PM
Measure from breech face of the bolt to muzzle.
(Don't answer if it is less than 16 inches. It being a pre-1899 piece, it might still be okay, but if so, you might want to consult with a collector about originality.)

Any way you could post photos?


Norman Bates
December 28, 2001, 08:07 PM
I got a small booklet with manufacture dates that states that yours is a 1897 made model.

starting production number that year is 76465 and 34988 rifles were made.