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According to a serial # search this is somewhere between 1943 and 1948
Winchester 1894 .30 .30
shoots like a dream.

Not sure if I got the pics in here right or not.

Not sure if I got the pics in here right or not.


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didn't love it this morning with 2 doe at about 175 yards. I was wishing for something that had a bit longer reach.
 

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Its neat you showed that gun. My bro-in-law was 30/30 shopping the other day and was caught between that gun your showing or a newer marlin with scope and shoulder strap.

He could have bought the older gun for $325 or the newer fully loaded for $300. He was torn between the two but decided to go with the newer one since he was purchasing for hunting and liked the options it already had with the scope and strap.

What did you pay for yours? What are those guns worth in decent condition?
 

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My uncle has one just like it that was his dad's, my grandfather. Can't even begin to guess when it was manufactured/purchased. I can just remember my grandfather using it a time or two when I was younger.

If you're wanting some ammo with a little more "oomph", try out the new Hornady LeveRevolution rounds. The new technology should give you the range you need, but 175 yards is still "out there" when using open sights. I had a good experience with the 160 grain bullet, but it wasn't anywhere near that distance. (And oh, did I forget to mention mine was a Marlin using Weaver mounts that gives me both open sights below and a 3x9 scope above?)

I used the open sights close in to drop a neighbot's half wolf, half husky killing most of the chickens in my yard. I've also used the scope when the light was fading enough that open sights would have been a tricky shot at best. Best of both worlds!
 
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