Dating winchester 1894
Johnson’s concept took a solid block of steel and milled it out to accommodate the receiver.The six-shot tubular magazine fed through the bottom opening and into the chamber.My intent, since the two are not in Collectable Condition, is to convert at least one to a Center Fire action, from the original Rim Fire, and fit it with a 6.35mm groove diameter lengthened body ACP chambered barrel to use in testing a family of extended length and strengthened .25 ACP cartridges ranging from about 1.4 inch Case length downward. Does anyone have experience with converting from Rim Fire to Center Fire? I did change a broken firing pin on a .22 RF Favorite for a friend who had acquired one. Not sure about conversion to CF, these are old guns with old metallurgy.Both actions have a 'Brown patina' but no apparent deep rust pitting. Both actions are missing sopme screws and other parts. The 32 Long RF has a .318 body diameter and is similar to 32 Short and Long Colt Center fire, so one may be reworked to these cartridges if it becomes feasible. The change was straightforward...a pin from Numrich, knocked out the retaining pin in the receiver, installed the new one (polished a bit) and spring, reassembled. I am thinking that a change to a CF firing pin, if need be, should not be difficult. Do you know which models these are...17, 20, 27, 30, etc.? Might want to treat them with respect for the elderly.When you say Winchester shotguns, most people think of the Model 97 Trench gun, the Model 1200, or the elegant double barrel Model 21.But what if we told you there was a gun marketed for almost a century that was more advanced than the 97, better made than the 1200, and sold many times as much as the 21. In the late 1890s, John Browning had perfected a pump action shotgun for Winchester, the Model 1897 that proved to be one of the best scattergun designs in history.It was an instant success and set the standard for all .22 repeaters that have followed.
(For example, only low serial number Winchester Model 1894 lever actions are actually antique.) No FFL is required to buy or sell antiques across state lines-- they are in the same legal category as a muzzle-loading replica. 1, 1899 (other than a machinegun or other NFA category, such as a short-barreled gun) is NOT controlled in any way by Federal law.by James Rawles, Clearwater Trading Company Revised April 30, 2004 In response to numerous requests, here are the answers to the questions that I most commonly get on pre-1899 firearms. 1, 1899 is legally "antique." and not considered a "firearm" under Federal law.The second half of this FAQ posting lists serial number cut-offs for the 1899 threshold for many gun makers. This refers to the actual date of manufacture of the receiver/frame, not just model year or patent date marked.Thus, I can legally sell folks Mauser sporters that have been converted to modern cartridges (like .308 Winchester!), without having to go through the "FFL to FFL" hassle.