Originally Posted by mitchsnap
Hello everyone. Yesterday I traded an older Colt Army Special in .38 special with a 6" barrel made in 1910 plus $125.00 that was in pretty good shape for what might be a new 1957 Model 94. I checked the S/N and it does fall between 1957 and 1958. Now here is my concern. The bluing, wood, action, bore condition all show this gun to be new. The serial number is very sharp, but the Winchester logo and other inscriptions might lead me to beleive it may have been reblued. They seem a little weaker in apperance. Now that might be the way it was roll stamped. If this has been reblued someone did one **** of a job. Before I start posting pics; is there anyway to really tell if this has been reblued???? Thanks to all.
If it's been reblued, then all the sharp corners of the action will be rounded off. To reblue a gun, all the original bluing must be buffed off. This is obvious with the rounded off corners.