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Old Winchester

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Ichbastele, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Ichbastele

    Ichbastele Pennsylvania New Member

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    WinchesterProblem.jpg WinchesterProblem.jpg I have a Winchester rifle, given to me by my father, who had recieved it from his father. It is a Winchester 1894 .30-30, pre-1960's. I have no idea when the firearm was made, as it is nowhere on the weapon. It is entirely original and intact, with classic blueing, furniture and leather sling. I have noticed on the reciever there is some sort of substance on the weapon. I thought it was rust at first, but nothing I cleaned it with seemed to work. I keep the weapon very clean, but I found it still won't come off. I would deeply appreciate some help on this matter - and a picture is up. If you would need another picture, please tell me. Thanks!

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  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    try looking up the serial number here for the year of manufacture.

    Winchester Dates
     
  3. Ichbastele

    Ichbastele Pennsylvania New Member

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    Where on the site would this be?
     
  4. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    It's the link I posted to the proofhouse thats underlined.
     
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    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  6. Ichbastele

    Ichbastele Pennsylvania New Member

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    Ah! Thank you!
     
  7. Ichbastele

    Ichbastele Pennsylvania New Member

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    It was made in 1902! Thank you! :)