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I recently received a Winchester model 94 pre-1964 in .30-30, it was siting in a gun case under a bed for about thirty years. It was my grandma's but she is ninety-three years old now, and she don't go hunting anymore. so she gave me the rifle.

ok, so i cleaned it out; and took it the the range. it fired superbly. the accuracy was great, even though siting in a case for thirty years. but, it kicks like a mule.
I pumped about 24 rds that day before my shoulder gave. and it was hurting for about a week lol.

before i took to the range, a took it to a gunsmith to have it looked at. in his professional opinion he said maybe only about 20 rd had been fired from it. so its in really good condition.

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can your gunsmith put some sort of recoil pad on the rifle there is nothing worse than a gun that dont get shot
 

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thanks man.
 

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I have noticed that the Win94 30-30 kicks much harder than the Marlin 336 30-30. Gert a good recoil pad
 

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I have a pre 64 94 too. My grandfather gave it to me. It shoots great but doesn't seem to recoil too bad. Steel buttplate on it, no pad. Never needed one.
 

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that is cool
 

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what is the deal with a pre 64 model 94? Winchester did not change the 94. The only thing about pre 64 winchesters is the model 70 where they pretty much made it a model 700. Now that Winchester is again manufacturing the proper Model 70 action there is no reason to get excited about a pre 64 Winchester.
That is not to denigrate the Winchester 94 of any age; it is just that there is no difference between a 1963 model 94 and a 1965 model 94. It was the Model 70 that Winchester screwed up.
 

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Wow, I was also lucky enough to pick up a Pre-64 Model 94 recently. Mine has a 1920's Border Patrol rifle stock with steel buttplate. I managed 20 rounds from it which hit the steel plate at 100, and 150 meters. That's good deer range for brush country and I was happy. Yes this little baby kicks
 

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1963 Was the last year for all steel parts in the 94-Winchester. In 1964 they started using platics and such to save money. That's why the pre-64's are more valuable to the collectors.
 

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1963 Was the last year for all steel parts in the 94-Winchester. In 1964 they started using platics and such to save money. That's why the pre-64's are more valuable to the collectors.
i looked up the serial # and it was made in 1955.
 
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