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Old 09-28-2010, 05:28 PM
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Model 94 - .44 Magnum


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In the middle 1980's I was able to buy a nice Model 94 in .44 Magnum caliber from an estate. I recently checked the serial number online and it shows it was manufactured in 1971.

I know more recent Model 94 variations, such as Trappers, were made in .44 Magnum, but were many made in the 1960's and 1970's? The one I own appears to be unfired and has a beautiful dark wood stock.
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:13 PM
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.44mag ,1894

Do you have the original box and paperwork for your .44mag win.?
I have one too ,and I wondered if there was a owners manual specific to the .44 Mag chambering. I don't have any manual for mine.
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:45 AM
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Model 94 - .44 Magnum

Johnny Yuma,

Sorry, I don't have the box or the manual. I wish I did.

I wonder if the factory manual was written specifically for the 44 caliber, or if it was more of a generic type?

When I bought this 44 I had another one that wasn't as nice. I decided I didn't need two, so I sold the first one at a low price. Now I wish I would have kept it for a shooter.

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Old 09-30-2010, 03:53 AM
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C-Mike,

Are you trying to determine whether or not you have a collector's item on your hands? I'm often guilty of being a wet blanket, but even if it is unfired, without the box and associated paperwork, what you have is a very nice rifle that still isn't worth a heckuvalot. I mean, it's a Model '94...more of those have been built than any other commercial rifle in history, with no small number of them being chambered in 44 Mag.

If you had the original box and paperwork, it would be worth keeping it pristine, but...you don't. I'll catch some flak from the purists for saying this, but go shoot the darn thing! Just be as careful with it as you would with any nice gun.
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:06 AM
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Back in 1970, I bought a Winchester M-94 in .44 Magnum, and it was a great shooting rifle! I has it drilled & Tapped for a Lyman Receiver sight which added to it's accuracy, or made it easier for me to shoot more accurately. Nice shooting rifle with a bit more recoil than a .30-30.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:55 PM
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.44mag ,1894

But was there a specific manual for he .44RM and is it available? Not that this is keeping me from shooting my carbine!
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:55 AM
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I don't know why there would be a different manual for that rifle compared to the same type in another caliber. Unless you are taking it apart, or replacing internal pieces, the function is identical, as well as the care and cleaning. The only difference that i can think of is the added capacity of the mag tube...
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:02 PM
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I don't have a clue about the questions you guys have already asked (sorry), but I saw recently in a Winchester collectors book at Barnes & Noble bookstore, that only the '72 and '73 44 magnum receivers have "MAGNUM" stamped under the serial number (closer to the lever link - or whatever that part is called). My 44 mag Win 94 has it (1972) - does your '71 model (wondered if it was true)?

It also talked how the 44mags were made from '67 (or '68 - don't remember) until '73 - discontinued, then off & on into production 4 times. So, might not be rare, but it might be for someone looking for an early production one. I'm glad mine was a beater when I bought it - no need for tough choices.
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:21 PM
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.44mag ,1894

Mine has MAG just aft of the serial under the bottom ,front of the receiver. The serial ends with a M.
These versions may not technically be rare,but they certainly aren't common!
Until they started making them again, most were surprised that my '94 was .44mag and not .30-30. I've never seen one for sale.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:59 PM
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The M serial numbers were for the 44 Mag only. Made 69,70 and 71. They started making them later also. Last one I saw for auction that was not an M number went for 600.00 used.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:45 AM
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Sorry to be a thread hijacker...

I have a 94AE 44.mag. 16" barrel, excellent condition, no box or manual By the serial number and that fact that it is an angle eject, I think it was made sometime after 1983. It does not have any type of safety that I can find. I have seen photos of both the tang safey and the cross lock with the big ugly button. Mine has neither of them.

How can I find out when it was made? How can I find out what its worth? and most importantly, Where is a good plac eto offer it up for sale?

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Old 10-18-2010, 10:39 AM
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Welcome to ShootersForum, Vic!

I've never fully understood the fascination of knowing exactly when a gun was made, but there are servers full of that information somewhere, so I'm sure a web search will help you figure that part out. As far as what it's worth, do a search of recently sold guns that are similar (comps) on Gunbroker.com. Guns are typically worth what people will pay for them, in a given area. Your particular gun would sell for more in Indiana, because this crazy state has weird regulations that only allow you to use a deer rifle, if it is chambered for a pistol-length cartridge, like the 44Mag.

You can't sell anything on here until you've got 25 posts in, but you can list it on Gunbroker and also discuss a possible consignment sale at your local shop. You probably won't get what you think it's worth, in either case.
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:12 AM
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Thanks..I mainly wanted to determine the value so I can sell it. I bought several weapons together. The 94 was part of the package deal. I shot it this weekend but I'm mostly into AR 15s, S&W revolvers, 1911, and glocks. I figured I sell or trade it to someone who can appriciate it and will give it a good home.

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Old 12-25-2010, 04:38 AM
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But was there a specific manual for he .44RM and is it available? Not that this is keeping me from shooting my carbine!
Good morning/Merry Christmas - working on the fire and reading while everyone is asleep...I have a pre-safety .45 AE trapper complete ANIB with all the original papers - there was no special instruction book...it says Model 94
AE and AE Trapper. Hope that helps...

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Old 12-27-2010, 07:15 PM
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Model '94-.44 Magnum

Thank you for the reply.
The carbine I have is one of the earlier .44RM '94.Probably made in 1971.
I was just curious whether ,at that time ,1969 to 1971 ,a manual specific to the .44 remington magnum chambering was issued. I am still interested in a vintage (copy)
manual even if it is not specific.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:40 PM
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model '94-.44 magnum

I have one that I ordered from Winchester in 1970-71 when I was in Vietnam.
The manual that came with it was not specific to the .44 magnum. USA made,
not japan.
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:47 PM
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Thanks for posting that ,osceolawell.That answered my question and satisfied my curiosity .Is your .44Mag '94 marked MAG ,just aft of the s/n ,and ahead of the lever?
Also ,thank you for your service in SEA ,and doing your part to win the Cold War!
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