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  1. Winchester Model 94AE Big Bore manufacture date and barrel twist rate?

    Big-Bore Lever Guns
    I have a Winchester Model 94AE BB chambered in .444 Marlin I inherited from my grandfather and I am curious when it was made. The serial number is 6435XXX. I think my grandfather changed the wood on it because it has straight grips installed and not the checkered grips I see in other images of...
  2. 450 Marlin not on a Big Bore Frame

    Winchester 94 Lever Guns
    I am considering purchase of a model 94 in 450 Marlin but have a question regarding frame strength. I own two 94 Big Bores in 375 Winchester. I know that cartridge operated at a factory spec of 52,000 psi and Winchester significantly strengthened the area near the locking. The case has an...
  3. .338 Lapua in an M1 Garand/M1A

    Ex-Military Rifles & Cartridges
    .338 Lapua, whatever others may say about it, has proven to be a ballistically viable cartridge. Today, as I was trawling the internet I came across what must simply be termed the "God Gun" for big game hunters. A M1 Garand chambered in .458 Win Mag. Further research revealed to me a .338 Win...
  4. New to me Big Bore '94

    Big-Bore Lever Guns
    I just wanted to take a few moments and say thank you to all the fine folks that maintain this site and the wisdom shared by the members here. You made a recent decision much easier for me so I thought I would share my appreciation with you. I happened upon an opportunity to get into the...