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1894 Winchester dom also Bert ?

338magnut338magnut Member Posts: 682 ✭✭
edited May 2017 in Ask the Experts
I have an 1894 Winchester src 25-35 serial # 950035 would like to know when it was made. Also it has a shotgun butt and was wondering if this was a special order buttstock with this low serial number. The gun is all original family gun. As always any info is appreciated.

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  • Spider7115Spider7115 Member, Moderator Posts: 29,703 ******
    edited November -1
  • Bert H.Bert H. Member Posts: 11,280 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The serial number makes it a December 1922 production SRC.

    Shotgun butt stocks & butt plates were a special order option for the SRC as early as late 1894 (and serial number 950035 is not a "low" serial number by any stretch of the imagination).

    Which type of butt plate does it have, e.g. a black hard rubber, a smooth steel, a checkered steel, etc. ? It should also have a Fluted comb butt stock... does it? Does it have a full length magazine tube?
  • 338magnut338magnut Member Posts: 682 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Bert: The rifle has a flat checkered steel buttplate, full length magazine, and no flute on the comb.
  • Bert H.Bert H. Member Posts: 11,280 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by 338magnut
    Bert: The rifle has a flat checkered steel buttplate, full length magazine, and no flute on the comb.


    It is not factory original! The flat checkered steel butt plate was not introduced until early 1946. At the time serial number 950035 was made, all Model 94 Carbines with a special order Shotgun butt were also made with a fluted comb butt stock. What you are looking at is a "Frankenchester".
  • 338magnut338magnut Member Posts: 682 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Info is appreciated
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