No, it is not anything special. I have been digging thru my old catalogs from USRA (Winchester) and discovered that the Ranger model was made with the short mag during the first two years. So the '84 and '85 Rangers had the shorter magazine, and possibly one other year. After a couple of years the Rangers had the same mag as other 94, the only difference after that was the front sight and the hardwood stocks.So basically, it nothing special. If that’s the case I guess it’s time to load her up and put some rounds thru her. Thanks for the info.