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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.
 

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Just so everyone knows. I only got the rifle and an orginal 1960's instruction manual for the 94. No box.
 

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It would be hard to tell if your 1957 Model 94 was reblued. You still have a fine rifle though box or no box or even being reblued.
 

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Take it to a gunsmith or competent dealer and ask their opinion.
 

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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.
Are you expecting a collector piece of a shooter ?
As a shooter I would be delighted .
 

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Guess then it would not be unwise- to have it appraised by some one into winchesters . Noting that they are not made any more, the price is only going to go up.
As a Shooter there is something about guns that were hand fitted , you feel only when levering another round on a running deer.:):) I felt too , with operating my old 35 Rem RC made in '54 ,that can never be replaced by a new gun.
Good luck with your new Winnie :D
 

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You know I have a soft spot for the older Marlin in 35 Rem. But then too for the citty clang of the winchester 94 too. I just got an well used BB in 307 . Would like very much to restore this . then too someday a 30/30 or 32 Spl.
 

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You do run across old firearms in virtually unfired condition. It does not happen as much now is it did in the past.

Story time.......

Back when the wife and I had our shop we used to travel New England to do our "collectible stock" buying. We came across a lot of nice older firearms. One time we found a Winchester model 1910 in "as new" condition. Thinking that it had to be a more recent production we looked it over and it passed the "eyeball test". The shop owner said that 25 boxes of ammo came with it. Now this got my attention as that much 401 Winchester ammo was worth more than he was asking for the rifle. We went out to the car to look up the serial # to see how old it was and I was floored to find out it was manufactured in 1919. You remember the skit when all 3 stooges tried to get through the door at the same time. Well that is what we looked like as we rushed back into the shop. I told him to throw in a sleeve for it and he had a deal.

The ammo ranged from 8 boxes of "orange" winchester ammo that was purchased when the gun was bought all the way up to some 1960's Peters stuff.

There were 4 rounds missing out of one of the early winchester boxes, the rest were full.

That model 1910 had been shot 4 times since 1919.

When we sold it we got 50% above 100% book and it was gone in a week. The ammo brought almost as much as the rifle did.

End of story... sweet dreams kiddies and happy hunting :)
 

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My thought's - it would be a dam shame if it hadn't been shot! What a complete waste! Gun's are made to be used! Not sit in a closet/gun safe!:mad: Go get a bunch of shells and use it for what it was made for! My Dad gave me a Browning Sweet Sixteen! And it gets used every year!:D
 

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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.
 
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