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I'm slowing down. Although I try to shoot every week, the Winchester Trapper .30-30 hasn't been shot in over ten years. Same with the Ruger 96 in .22 Mag. And the Marlin .357? I think maybe I shot it once when I bought it a few years back, but never since.:confused:
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Here's a couple more. A 336SS in .30-30, and a 1894CSBL in .357. As gorgeous as the blued guns are, I never shoot them, but the stainless guns are shot regularly.:cool:

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Yepa, Yepa, That's an example of the Best of the Best of the Winchester line. And when they chambered it in the Second .30 Gov(.30-06) they simply went from Very Good to GREAT!!!
That would be the Third .30 Gov't. The Second would be the "30-03". In the late 90's I was eyeing two guns to buy for my birthday present to myself. One was a Winchester 1895 in 30-03 and the other a 1967 Ruger Blackhawk in 41 Mag, both priced at $350. The Ruger made the trip home with me and was cherished for several years before being passed along to a friend, but I always had a little regret for not bringing the 1895 home. Yah, check values on a 30-03 1895 and you'll see one of the reasons for my regret!
My little daughter's Daisy Red Ryder. :D

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We have two. On one I shortened the butt about 3" so my then small grandson could shoulder it properly. The cocking is the toughest part for the kids.
 
There's a very soft spot in my heart (head?) for one Winchester Model 1894. There's a thread about it in the Lever Action section I started when I dug it out and began playing with it again after many years of non use.
After I started that thread I was informed of a discrepancy in Winchester serial number lists and found it was actually made in 1917. It's the first "big gun" I ever shot or hunted with. It's going to get shot again tomorrow when we check sight in for next month's deer season. I will have it in my lap when I am sitting in my treestand this year.
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I also have a Winchester 94 made in 80 that I picked up for my grandson a few years back. He's not shot it yet, but he's shot this Savage 99 in 243 and that's what I'll carry (or what his grandma will carry) when mentoring him this season. It's actually her (Grandma) rifle she's had since childhood. The butt has been shortened so it fits and it doesn't kick hard. The scope is an old Vari-X II 3-9x40 in Weaver mounts.
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We also have a Henry. I originally bought it for Mom and "borrowed" the scope off of the above 243, a Redfield 2 3/4. This pic is 5 years ago and his first time shooting a "real" gun. This rifle has been flawless in operation and reasonably accurate. The second pic shows offhand at 20 yards, with me shooting in a hurry.
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My 1894 Marlin Deluxe rifle in .25-20M, with numerous special order features. Built in 1905.

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Someone had blued over the receiver in the past. I planned to have Al Springer color case the receiver to bring it back to original look. But when I used rust remover to strip the bluing, I discovered it still had some case colors on the receiver and lever. So I just reassembled the gun, and left it alone.

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I prefer unrestored old guns, so it's perfect to my eyes now.
 

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There's a very soft spot in my heart (head?) for one Winchester Model 1894. There's a thread about it in the Lever Action section I started when I dug it out and began playing with it again after many years of non use.
After I started that thread I was informed of a discrepancy in Winchester serial number lists and found it was actually made in 1917. It's the first "big gun" I ever shot or hunted with. It's going to get shot again tomorrow when we check sight in for next month's deer season. I will have it in my lap when I am sitting in my treestand this year.
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I also have a Winchester 94 made in 80 that I picked up for my grandson a few years back. He's not shot it yet, but he's shot this Savage 99 in 243 and that's what I'll carry (or what his grandma will carry) when mentoring him this season. It's actually her (Grandma) rifle she's had since childhood. The butt has been shortened so it fits and it doesn't kick hard. The scope is an old Vari-X II 3-9x40 in Weaver mounts.
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We also have a Henry. I originally bought it for Mom and "borrowed" the scope off of the above 243, a Redfield 2 3/4. This pic is 5 years ago and his first time shooting a "real" gun. This rifle has been flawless in operation and reasonably accurate. The second pic shows offhand at 20 yards, with me shooting in a hurry.
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Would you happen to have a link for that corrected serial # list?

Dean
 
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There's a very soft spot in my heart (head?) for one Winchester Model 1894. There's a thread about it in the Lever Action section I started when I dug it out and began playing with it again after many years of non use.
After I started that thread I was informed of a discrepancy in Winchester serial number lists and found it was actually made in 1917. It's the first "big gun" I ever shot or hunted with. It's going to get shot again tomorrow when we check sight in for next month's deer season. I will have it in my lap when I am sitting in my treestand this year.
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I also have a Winchester 94 made in 80 that I picked up for my grandson a few years back. He's not shot it yet, but he's shot this Savage 99 in 243 and that's what I'll carry (or what his grandma will carry) when mentoring him this season. It's actually her (Grandma) rifle she's had since childhood. The butt has been shortened so it fits and it doesn't kick hard. The scope is an old Vari-X II 3-9x40 in Weaver mounts.
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We also have a Henry. I originally bought it for Mom and "borrowed" the scope off of the above 243, a Redfield 2 3/4. This pic is 5 years ago and his first time shooting a "real" gun. This rifle has been flawless in operation and reasonably accurate. The second pic shows offhand at 20 yards, with me shooting in a hurry.
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I really hope that little guy in Blue is wearing a good set of ear plugs and that he isn't shooting without eye protection???
 

DeanMk

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What is your Dad's gun?
This 94 lever action.....

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...the list I've always used is this one, but I've been told that it may use the "guesstimated" dates, so it might not be accurate.
I believe the list you linked to draws my list as its source, so yours may not be accurate either.
I was hoping you had a link to the actual manufacturing records, which are apparently kept at the Cody Firearm Museum these days.
Thanks anyway.

Dean
 
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