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I was wondering if anyone out there has taken a tour of, or actually seen, the plant where Winchester M94s are fabricated/built.  Living on the west coast and not yet having the opportunity to visit New England, I'm curious about just how much rifle building is going on in the little left-wing state of Connecticut.  Since I know Marlin's plant is in CT, I'm kinda wondering if Marlin isn't doing some Win M94 work for U.S. Repeating Arms.  What's the possibility of M94 work being done in Japan?  I'm thinking about buying a new Trails End in .357 but haven't seen a recent manufacture M94 in a while.  If I decide to drive into San Diego to buy one, I'm gonna be mighty disappointed to find "Made in Japan" stamped on the barrel!

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    The ones in my local shop say "Made in New Haven, Conn USA". I believe that the only USRAC guns made in Japan are the reproductions of older models like the 52, 1895 etc. If you want a '94 you should be OK!      <!--emo&:)--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'><!--endemo-->                IDShooter
 

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fourtyfour    you can rest easy, the Win 94 is still USA made, i own a Trails End 94 in 45 colt that i bought when they first came out, it says USA on the barrel and it is a good shooting rifle,  i'm sure you wont be dissapointed if you decide to buy one.
 

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The frame of the M94 is made in the USRAC plant in the Carolinas and shipped north for assembly. You have to realize that there are French, Belgium and Japanese forces involved in the marketing strategy, tho. THe way they make and drop models of their long guns is cause for concern IMO. They showed a 480Ruger chambering in the M94 on their website, but it's no longer there. The Big Bore line is gone. The M94 don't deserve to be treated as a stepchild.
 

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My understanding was that Winchesters are made in New Haven, except for re- introduced classic models like the 92, 86 ,95 and model 52 22 bolt guns which are jap made Since patents have long expired, Browning re introduced some of these prior to buying Winchester guns(usrac). These were largely John Browning brain childs anyway. Winchester ammo is now owned by Olin in Illinios and Usrac owns Winchester guns , which is now owned by Browning. I dont know if Browning is part of a conglomerate now or it is still controlled by the Browning family. All the Winchester recent big bore, hi performance rounds (307, 356 and 375 ) havent done very well, I dont think any other ammo company ever made these rounds. If a shooter is lookin for that kind of performance opts for a bolt gun. The 358 win  is a great round Browning offered it for years in the Blr and they stopped offering it several years ago. Lever shooters are opting for 444 and 45/70  and they are buying Marlin.
 
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