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Winchester model 96 pre64 advice

winchester model 96 pre64 advice

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#1 Raven242

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Posted May 04 2016 - 04:23 PM

I just got a Winchester model 94 30 30 WIN SER # 230259 [ makes it 1955] 20" barrel from a friend who was owed $$ by an very Mature Gent.
Has a Weaver K3 60-B scope on a Williams mount. Furniture is in great shape as is the bluing. Straight butt plate has two rust marks. She is very clean and oiled. Even has an "OLD" paper tag [like from a gun shop] with its info. It looks like it has been a safe Queen for a long time .
OK dumb questions never had a lever gun before.
Need take down instructions
Ammo reco. Just want to see how she shoots and where the scope is set for . Also never used a scope before.

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#2 John L

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Posted May 04 2016 - 05:02 PM

Just give it a good cleaning , run a brush and some patches down the bore. That scope should be off center to the bore because the 94 has a top eject of the spent casing.
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Posted May 04 2016 - 05:09 PM

Shame she's tapped. Kills the resale value. But a real purdy gun and good shooter.

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Posted May 04 2016 - 05:26 PM

My 88yo uncle gave me one of those. He bought it used from "some old guy" he worked with when he was in his 20's. A check of the serial number showed that it was made in 1909! It outshoots my brothers 1973 vintage 94 by everyone who uses it, all with the same ammo. They shoot great and only increase in value. Clean the bore and spray and oil everything else. They can be tricky to reassemble if you take it down too far. It doesn't really have to be done unless you find rust inside

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Posted May 04 2016 - 06:37 PM

They are not to bad to disassemble, but I wouldn't unless it absolutely needs it. I have had and still have 94s, just love them. No other lever gun feels right after shooting a winnie. Great fingers and good luck.
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Posted May 04 2016 - 06:38 PM

Step 1- Remove scope .
Step 2- Clean, Inspect, Fire
Step 3- Save paperwork (tag) in safe place

Factory ammo is fine, its a 30-30 Win. Yeah!!
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Posted May 04 2016 - 10:24 PM

They are not to bad to disassemble, but I wouldn't unless it absolutely needs it. I have had and still have 94s, just love them. No other lever gun feels right after shooting a winnie. Great fingers and good luck.


Really? They've got flat springs and narrow slotted screws that are way easy to damage. I wouldn't disassemble mine for anything!
My '94 is the reason I own a bore snake.

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Posted May 04 2016 - 10:37 PM

Brownells has a set of thin magna-tip drivers. That's your best bet for your 94. Also good for the modern Italian versions like Uberti.
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Posted May 05 2016 - 08:16 AM

Really? They've got flat springs and narrow slotted screws that are way easy to damage. I wouldn't disassemble mine for anything!
My '94 is the reason I own a bore snake.


I've got a few, not bad at all to tear down. Proper screwdrivers is very important though. Things only get damaged if you beat on them or force things.
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Posted May 05 2016 - 08:56 AM

Nice rifle, I have two in .32 Win Special. That steel butt plate could use some wd or other penetrant with a brass "toothbrush" working it, then light oil. Don't disassemble unless needed
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Posted May 05 2016 - 04:13 PM

Like to edit my org. post. I have had the Rifle in my gun safe for 5 years or so. He did not have room in his Gun safe. and had no real use for it. So it is mine.
Thanks guys for the replies
The inside of the receiver is clean as heck., Lever action nice and smooth. Have to get a bore snake or cleaning kit for it.. Got a led light , the bore look good.
While I don't want over rate it. I'd be surprised if it was fired more than once.

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Posted May 05 2016 - 04:37 PM

Score!

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Posted June 05 2016 - 06:04 PM

Update if your interested.. remember My Winny 94 was made in 1955.
Took her to DSI. [ note great helpful people]. Don't go there I escaped by paying only $103. For Ammo, cleaning stuff. And BORE SIGHTED. They "all 4" were very helpful and took time explaining all of my dumb questions [ never had a lever or scoped Rifle] With the Old Off-Set Weaver K3 60 B scope they said she is dead on at 30 yards, 50 Yards on paper. And said I can still use the Iron Sights. They said it was in great shape for any age.
I tried to clean the rust off the butt plate. Still looks like crap. Figure I will take a wire wheel to it then Paint it or cold BLUE ?
Question, I have no intent to selling it. Any reco on a sling and mounts [ nothing fancy] . . Not interested in a laced sling !!
Thank Guys.

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Posted June 05 2016 - 06:48 PM

Shame she's tapped. Kills the resale value. But a real purdy gun and good shooter.


IIRC.....some time in the early 50's all 94's were drilled and tapped for scope mounts. I could be wrong.





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