Dating winchester 1894
The forearm cap has about 60% of the blue finish; the balance is a smooth, blue-gray, patina. Historic Winchester 1894 Carbine .30 WCF s/n 8173 – 20" round barrel; full magazine; buckhorn rear sight; forged base front sight with pinned blade; straight grain oil finished walnut stocks with special ordered crescent buttplate. This carbine has Arizona copper mine history and was written up in an article by Rick Hill in The Winchester Collector magazine, Summer 2011 edition.The receiver has a very attractive, blue gray patina with large portions of blue finish in protected areas. Winchester 1894 Deluxe Engraved Eastern Carbine .30 WCF s/n 8970 - 20” round barrel w/no rear sight dovetail slot; half mag; number 10 style factory engraving with extra embellishment on the breach, upper tang and around the serial number; Lyman 1A DA locking-type tang sight; forged square base w/pinned blade ivory bead front sight; 3x deluxe H-style checkered capped pistol grip dense grain walnut stocks with 13-1/4” length of pull; embossed hard rubber shotgun buttplate.The checkering shows only minor handling wear and the carved scroll borders are sharp. marked sights have the later style catch design seen on the later MARBLE marked sights. Barrel retains 95% original bright blue with slight muzzle wear. See Special Detailed Description Winchester 1894 SRC .30 WCF s/n 9584 – 20" round stainless steel barrel; full mag; platinum-lines three leaf express rear sight; fixed bade pinned blade front sight; straight grain walnut stocks. The stock and forearm are free from nicks and scratches and retain nearly all of the original satin finish. Stocks are sound and show moderate wear, light handling marks and retain generous amounts of their original oil finish. Winchester 1894 Semi-Deluxe Short Rifle .32 WS s/n 1492 – 15” part round barrel; half mag; Winchester 64A Smokeless rear sight; dovetailed front sight; capped pistol grip checkered straight grain walnut stocks w/rubber shotgun buttplate.
George Madis, Ned Schwing, etc.), in which case the data was extrapolated to the best of our ability.9 engraving on the barrel, forearm cap, receiver and crescent buttplate; casehardened hammer, lever & buttplate; Marble No.3 front sight with ivory bead; factory blank in rear sight dove-tail; Lyman folding combination tang sight adjustable for windage and elevation; deluxe pistol grip style E carved & checkered fancy oil-finished walnut stocks.This information is no substitute for obtaining a Winchester Factory Letter from the Cody Firearms Museum (available for certain models and serial ranges) which in addition to the Serial Number Application Date, normally provide the original Received In Warehouse Date and Date Shipped from Winchester factory.For purposes of determining if your gun is legally considered an “antique” (pre-1899 DOM), the BATF has told us they use the DOM dates published by the manufacture (Winchester).