I have several Winnies but one is the 1985 first US Repeating Arms 94 AE and I would like it in 38-55 instead of 30-30 and then I would use it more,does anybody have experience with US Repeating Arms or another way of rebarreling a 94?
You could contact somebody like Cliff LaBounty to rebore your .30/30 to .38/55. It would be a pretty straight forward process since the basic case is pretty much the same for both, same case-head size, overall length, etc. However, you couldn't rebore a .30/30 to .38/56 because the .38/56 shares the same case-head size as a .45/70, so the bolt face, tubular magazine, etc. would be all wrong.
I had P.O. Ackley rebore my M94 30-30 (1950 vintage) in the mid 70s. Great job and I still love to shoot the rifle. Of course this does the OP little good in finding a 'smith today, but my experience with the reboring process was positive.
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