How do you find out if a Winchester Model 94 is pre-64?

I just got a old Winchester model 94 .30-30. My father gave it to me who had it stored away that my uncle had bought before that and had sold it to him, and my uncle bought it somewhere around 1964. I know that the pre-64 models are more sough-after and better, so is there anyway I can tell if its pre-64 or not? Serial number or something?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The serial number is the best bet

    95s had grip safeties as late as my 1982 model

    Put the serial number in here and it will give you the date of manufacture

    http://oldguns.net/sn_php/windateslookup.php?file=...

    Robert F

    It is generally accepted protocol to credit your source when quoting irelevent Wiki articles verbatim

    Not to do so is cheap, dishonest, unethical, and illegal, not to mention just plain low class

    And other than your plagiarized post the only original comment you made was wrong any way

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_Model_1894

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    Winchester 94s and 1894s have been serial numbered since the first one

    The only serial numbers not available were the War Year production from 1943 to 1947 but the guns still had serial numbers on them

    A 1961 would have a serial number of 2500000 to 2551921

    http://cowichanbay.net/winchesterguns/serial94.htm...

    I have never seen a 94 with any date stamp

    That typically is a military thing

    In any case you post was plagiarized, before you corrected it, and had little to nothing to do with the question

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  • 5 years ago

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    How do you find out if a Winchester Model 94 is pre-64?

    I just got a old Winchester model 94 .30-30. My father gave it to me who had it stored away that my uncle had bought before that and had sold it to him, and my uncle bought it somewhere around 1964. I know that the pre-64 models are more sough-after and better, so is there anyway I can tell if its...

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  • 4 years ago

    Winchester Serial Numbers

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  • 1 decade ago

    There should be some date and proof stamps on the barrel and receiver. the date stamps are not numbers per se

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_1894

    The original Model 1894 was produced in .32-40 Winchester, .38-55 Winchester, .25-35 Winchester, .30-30 Winchester, and .32 Winchester Special. It was the first sporting rifle to sell over 7,000,000 units. The millionth Model 1894 was given to President Calvin Coolidge in 1927, the 1½ millionth rifle to President Harry S. Truman on May 8, 1948 and the two millionth unit was given to President Dwight Eisenhower in 1953.[1][2]

    It was the first hunting rifle chambered for the (then) new smokeless powder cartridges. The .30-30 Winchester is the cartridge that has become synonymous with the Model 1894 rifle.

    In 1964 the manufacturing of the 94 was changed in order to make the firearm less expensive to produce. Generally "pre-64" rifles command a premium price over post-64 rifles.

    Winchester 1894 Models were also manufactured in typical handgun calibers such as .38 Special/.357 Magnum, .44 Special/.44 Magnum, .45 Colt (sometimes called the .45 Long Colt or .45 Cowboy) as well as the .44-40 Winchester. Typically, the tube magazine is able to hold 9 to 13 rounds of the previously mentioned handgun calibers. The magazine capacity depends on the length of the barrel, as the tube magazine (located below the barrel) typically covers the entire length of the barrel.

    Handgun calibers are preferred by modern day Cowboy Action Shooters as it allows one type of ammunition for both rifle and handgun. A typical combination would be an 1873 Colt (Colt Peacemaker or clone) and a Winchester (or another lever action made by, for example, Uberti or Marlin Firearms) capable of shooting the same type of ammunition. The 1894 action, designed for smokeless rifle rounds, is much stronger than the action of the Winchesters (Models 1866, 1873, 1876) that were based on Benjamin Henry's toggle-link system, and can easily handle modern high-pressure pistol cartridges such as .44 Magnum. (So also can the even stronger Model 1892, another Browning design, but the '92 ceased production in 1941).

    U.S. production was shut down in 2006. There were 14 versions of the Model 94 in the 2005 Winchester catalog.

    The Winchester 1894 holds the record for best-selling high-powered rifle in U.S. history.[3]

    I had no intent of pledgerizing this , I did find a partial list of dates to serial numbers and appearantly not all were serial numbered at least pre 1964's post 1964 it appears they were mandated to serial number them

    The old gun shop I bought mine from said mine is according to the date stamp is a 1961 and there is no serial number or anything showing it was ground off it was also sopposedly acid tested for this . I have now idea as to how true this test was done.

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  • 5 years ago

    Easiest way to tell without running the serial number is to look at the link for a link pin screw. That's the part that the lever attaches to on the bottom, and the screw is at the front of it. If it has a screw, it's pre-64, if not, it's post 64. Anotherway is to look at the loading gate (the part where you load the rounds into). If it is a milled piece, it's pre-'64, if it's stamped, it's post '64. Keep in mind that it could be possible that parts have been changed, so it's not 100% accurate, but pretty darn close. Also, 64' and later serial numbers start at 2,700,000, so anything lower than that is a pre-'64 model.

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  • 7 years ago

    I have a model 94 serial # starting at 255. Pre 64 model, it's a hand down from my grandfather to my dad and now me! I got it appraised and it's worth 850$. It's in mint condition and when my son gets old enough it will be his Christmas present!

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  • 7 years ago

    I have a windchester model 94 cal 32 with cereal number 1148777 what was it manufractured

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  • 5 years ago

    My Winchester 30-30 model 94 has a serial no.of 5656.Could anyone tell me the year?---Thanks.

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  • 6 years ago

    Was wondering the year of manufacturing for my model 94, serial # 1366272. Thank you for your time, Rich

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  • 5 years ago

    I HAVE A WINCHESTER MOD 94 S/N 2903063 WHAT YR OFFG AND LOCATION OF PLANT. RDAVIS

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