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In a world full of plastic fantastic, I still love guns made of good old wood and steel. I came across this Winchester 94 in 30-30 a few years back when I had read about the pre-64’s and their following. I was able to find a 1954 variant, which is a special year to me as my dad was born in ‘54 and he passed on a few years back much too young.

For the age it looks pretty good and has little wear compared to many I’ve seen even newer. I have put maybe a couple hundred rounds though it and it has never skipped a beat. Cycles everything and is an absolute blast (literally) to shoot! And to top it off I can drill clays at a hundred yards open sights with no problem so the barrel is still accurate that’s for sure!

Recently I had a slight issue with a detent spring and plunger that ended up being a simple fix and now that it’s all cleaned up and put back together I wanted to take some time to admire it. The fit and feel of these old west guns is great and if you have never held or worked one, you should try it sometime. It is such a slick, streamlined design and you can really tell that there was significant care when these things went together years ago. Some great fitting making for a solid feeling piece. I appreciate it more and more as time goes on and I am happy that I have it in the stable to keep my Glocks in line in the safe.

Feel free to share and post your lever guns of yesteryear or present I’d love to see them!

 
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Nice lever guns. Don't have any photos so I a pologize. My first lever gun was a Marlin 39A growing up. Wish I still had that one.

Fast forward four decades and my lever guns consist of a Rossi Ranch Hand in .357/.38, a Norinco 1887 12ga., and just recently a new in box Winchester 1895 take down model in 30.06.

Wouldn't might a few more such as a Savage 99 and a Marlin 336.
 
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I love my lever guns.

I shoot a Uberti 1873 in .357 almost every weekend.
This weekend I shot my Uberti 1873 in .45 ACP (yes, that isn't a typo) and my Chiappa 1887 12 gauge.
Video: https://flic.kr/p/YaeyQy

Rolan Rifle by Dave Steier, on Flickr

Rolan Kraps by Dave Steier, on Flickr


Here is an older photo of my IAC 1887 which I "Steampunked"
DSCN1213 by Dave Steier, on Flickr




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Nice pics guys! CAS that 1952 looks like new! And thanks again Rolan for the info despite me finding someone local last second, I will keep the contact information for possible future needs.

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1895 Winchester/Browning 30-06
1873 Winchester/Uberti 45 Colt
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CAS that 1952 looks like new!


That's the "glamor shot", it's not photo shopped, but it doesn't look that good in person. lol


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This is the Winchester 94 Trails End in .45 Colt that I bought over 21 years ago before I started shooting Cowboy Action...not the fastest or the easiest for the sport...but it's what I started with and used it until I replaced it with a Rossi 92 clone that I worked over with springs and polishing about two years ago (it's a joy to use)...

One thing I will say about the Winchester...it only had one part fail in the many thousands of rounds through it over the years (one side of the link that the rear locking lug rides in broke off and I bought the last link for the .45 Colt that Numrich Arms had in stock)...they are tough rifles...




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Never underestimate the lever gun. It was the AR of its day.


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