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Newbie with a question about a "New to me" 94

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Good morning!

First post here. Local pawnshop find - a Mod 94 Carbine in .32 Winchester Special dates to 1950. It's had some reblueing done but I also did not pay much for it. Excellent shape overall and shoots really well.

My question is this. It has sling swivels and to my knowledge that is unusual. The rear swivel is screwed directly into the wood of the stock and the front swivel is integral to the forearm band. Can anyone tell me whether this setup could be original from the factory? I went through George Madis' book and only saw one 94 with sling swivels and the front one there was not part of the forarm band.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts you guys may have.

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Sling eyes were an option ( they did not swivel ) on the older Winchesters. They were installed just as you describe on the fore arm band with a rivet. On a 50's gun probably not original, but never say never with Winchester. As stated above they were not standard but could be ordered on the gun OR ordered later from the factory and added. The only way to know if they were original is with a letter from Cody Museum and that is available on guns below serial numbers around 354,000 only.

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