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I'm the proud new owner of an old Model 94, circa 1972.

Actually, #3673005 followed me home today - $175 out the door.

Now, I'll have to read up on 94's and get some ammo (WalMart!), and I'll be good to go!

Pics to follow. I have to assemble the whole family.

I'm going to shoot with it for a while before doing anything to it (sights, slings, etc.). It'll be a hunter/field gun/truck gun/home defense rifle.

I love it already, and haven't even fired it yet.

Chip -> in GA, where everyone thinks I'm crazy for wanting a levergun... :)
 

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I'm from TN, and I don't think you are crazy for wanting a lever gun. I have a Model 94 made in 1956 and it has found a home. Good luck with that classic rifle. 8)
 

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What caliber did you get it in?

Don't buy too much ammo at Wally World, there are some very fine rounds available online that might give you better accuracy and knockdown power.

IMHO jacketed ammo should never be forced down the throat of that poor baby :wink:

Cast bullets!
 

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I bought it in 30-30

I was debating b/w it, two 336's in 30-30, and 2 336's in 35 Rem.

Decisions, Decisions! :)

I'm already looking at a few Lee Loaders to fool around w/, and getting some cast bullets for all my reloadable weapons - 30-30, .38/.357, and the 12 ga.

I like the idea of heavy, cast bullets. Been reading too much Elmer Keith and John Taffin lately (as if that's a bad thing!)...

I been sneakin' off to the basement and practicing w/ the 94 and the single six. JT or Paco Kelly told me he's dry-fired his 94 about a billion times... Good way to get a feel for the trigger break.

Thanks for the input.

Chip
 

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clmautz said:
I'm the proud new owner of an old Model 94, circa 1972.

Actually, #3673005 followed me home today - $175 out the door.

Now, I'll have to read up on 94's and get some ammo (WalMart!), and I'll be good to go!

Pics to follow. I have to assemble the whole family.

I'm going to shoot with it for a while before doing anything to it (sights, slings, etc.). It'll be a hunter/field gun/truck gun/home defense rifle.

I love it already, and haven't even fired it yet.

Chip -> in GA, where everyone thinks I'm crazy for wanting a levergun... :)
Well, there apreciation. I bought a 1971 model 1894 brand new, in 1971 for $105.00 CDN!

No I don't think you're crazy, I have eight, including my wifes
 

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Crazy for using a lever action in Georgia? I must have been pretty mad last November when I was hunting in the western part of the state. Strangely, I was on a 1200 acre farm and there was only one area of about 100 acres where there could be a shot than I would have been comfortable. Even there, a little stalking would have put me in range :eek: Think about it, actually having to hunt instead of just shoot . It must be a symptom of my illness that I would feel more satisfaction out of stalking and taking an animal than blazing away at one 400 yards off.
You have a great gun. It's my guess that your great-grandchildren will have a lot more interest in your blue steel and wood lever action than some plastic Wunderkaliber.
Enough ranting, enjoy your Winnie!
 

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Hey you guys! Just found this site looking for lever action lovers. Talking about your winchester 94, heres a little about mine. In 1957 my dad (a Cherokee full blood) decided he was going to start hunting with his buddies. He ordered a brand new 94 from a car dealer (remember those days?) and a box of shells. He didn't like hunting and put the gun up. I was seven yoa at the time. When I was about 18 or 19 I told him one day I was going to buy a deer rifle. He asked what I would do with one if I had it, and I said keep it. He went to his bedroom and came out with this gun case and handed it to me saying, save your money and never sell it. I opened the case and found a brand new 1957 Winchester model 94 and a box of shells with seven shells missing. I have carried that rifle off and on for years in a patrol car (retired now) have pictures of me when I was carrying it on man hunts in river bottoms (I was a tracker) and will never part with it. The blueings about gone and so is the finish but, when I look at that old gun's scratchs I remember when and where I got them. When I'm gone my boys will look at the blueing wore off in front of the lever and know that their dad's hand wore it off carrying it. Still shoots true. What a rifle! I still hunt with it and sometimes at age 56 with bad knees from years of Swat and Tactical K-9 I just sit on a creek bank drinking a cup of coffee with that old winchester 3030 across my knees and watch the sun go down listening to the woods. Sorry for the ramble guys. Have a good day.
 
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