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I traded my Henry .357.

This is my new Winchester Model 94 in 30/30. It is a 1968 Winchester Buffalo Bill Chief of Scouts. The wood and finish are perfect. I talked to the expert at the Cody Museum, and it is a 1968 (not rare as they made a bunch of them).

It is currently unfired, but that will not last long. It's a rifle and not a safe queen.

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Thanks guys,
I ran a cloth down the barrel. It came back with some dust.

The action seems to be perfect. I have some 30/30 in 150 g. as well some in 170.
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I am living the dream when the government pays for my guns and ammo.

I just wonder who is paying back this trillion dollar debt?
 

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Can't go wrong with an Octagon barrel lever action, be it Winchester, Marlin or Henry.

I'm usually not a fan of the Winchester commemorative, but that one is just plain elegant!
 

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I was thinking that I own a few "C&SE" guns. [Commemorative and Special Edition]

This is two Texas Ranger S&W Model 19-3:


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I have owned a bunch of S&W Model 19-3 revolvers, and this one is good.

Another Winchester which is a 1967 Winchester Canadian Centennial in 30/30 (it is also the 100th Year of Alaska being a State).
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I promise the wood and finish of these guns are really good. I got them unfired.
 

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I love my 1976 Winchester 94 in .30-30 in like new condition. I've only shot 1 box of ammo thru it, to sight it in, and try it out. I would like to get another older model, but in the same new condition. Does anyone make a safe for short 40" rifles? Most rifle safes are for 48" rifles, and do not fit shorter rifles good. I prefer light, shorter carbines and rifles......that are light to carry and handle quickly. Bob
 

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...Does anyone make a safe for short 40" rifles? Most rifle safes are for 48" rifles, and do not fit shorter rifles good. I prefer light, shorter carbines and rifles......that are light to carry and handle quickly.
Bob,
I have no clue as to the total length. I go by barrel length. This is a rare 26". All of my other lever rifles are 20" (carbines). I have a Winchester Model 74 semi-auto 23" in .22 which was Dad's and dated to 1942 (works great). It's worth about $150 so not in the safe (worth more to me but not to anyone else). Note the ammo feed hole in the stock.

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The 26" fits in the safe. I had a matching pair of Browning A5 shotguns (choked bird guns) that didn't fit, but I forgot the barrel length. I would guess ~28"-30"?
 

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I not sure of the barrel length, but most shotgun with long barrels are 28"-30", as you stated. The overall length is 40' to 42". they are quite long. Specialized 'Goose Guns' can be longer than that!!! Bob
 

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I have two of the old octagon barreled model 94 rifles. A 30-30 and 32-40. And a half octagonal, half round 38-55 take-down. They all date from 1922 to 1906. Also have a model 94 in 32 Spcl that dates from 1954.
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Lower rifle with the tang sight is the 32-40. Those 26" barrels add some heft to them. The take-down is much lighter for obvious reasons. Despite their age , all shoot a well as my "newer" 1954 model.
Would like to add an old saddle ring carbine to the collection. Saw one last spring at the Gettysburg GS chambered in 25-35 but didn't have enough cash at the time. It was a shooter grade, nicely patinaed with no rust or pitting and a good bore. Seller had it tagged at $1100. That one would have been a dandy.

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I have two of the old octagon barreled model 94 rifles. A 30-30 and 32-40. And a half octagonal, half round 38-55 take-down. They all date from 1922 to 1906. Also have a model 94 in 32 Spcl that dates from 1954.
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Lower rifle with the tang sight is the 32-40. Those 26" barrels add some heft to them. The take-down is much lighter for obvious reasons. Despite their age , all shoot a well as my "newer" 1954 model.
Would like to add an old saddle ring carbine to the collection. Saw one last spring at the Gettysburg GS chambered in 25-35 but didn't have enough cash at the time. It was a shooter grade, nicely patinaed with no rust or pitting and a good bore. Seller had it tagged at $1100. That one would have been a dandy.
Hey John,
For some reason, I don't get all my notices. It's probably google. I just noticed this and wish I'd seen it before.

First, that is an awesome collection. "Newer" 1954? I understand. ;) Your collection is great.

Second, I just missed a ~1908 Winchester take-down short rifle in .32-40. I was looking for more information, and it was right here. I think the market is way over $1100. :oops:

I was searching the GunBroker thing and saw one just like yours for $2400. You have a very nice bunch there.
 

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So, I bought an old post-war Winchester Model 94. It's coming my way from a SWCA member. It's a 1947 that will never be FS. [His pictures as I can't do that.]

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Heck yea, I will fire it next week.
 

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… Another Winchester which is a 1967 Winchester Canadian Centennial in 30/30 (it is also the 100th Year of Alaska being a State).
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I promise the wood and finish of these guns are really good. I got them unfired.

I do like the commemorative octagon barreled model 94s, especially the 24” and 26”. I have a 20” Winchester “Classic” chambered in .30-30. I traded into it unfired (no box - it was displayed on a wall rack) in 1993. I have thought about sending it in to be rechambered to .38-55 but it is such a good shooter I just can’t bring myself to do it.
BTW, Alaska became a state on January 3, 1959 so it still has a few years to go before it reaches 100 years as a state.
 
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