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Old 03-02-2011, 13:58   #1
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Winchester Model 94 takedown and cleaning

Well, I found an old, well used Model 94 for cheap and bought it. Now I need to find a manual or instructions for take down and cleaning. The barrel looks okay but there seems to be a bunch of gunk in the action.

So, can anyone provide a link or other help? Thanks.
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Here are a couple of links to manuals:

StevesPages

GunShowOnTheNet

Plus you can do a search on YouTube for videos:

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Model 94 takedown

Thanks for the links!
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Model 94

Well I took it apart, cleaned it and after a day or so managed to get it back together!

Took it to the range Saturday and function fired it. It goes bang every time - just needed the rear sight drifted a bit to the right to sight it in.

Made me realize that I had never shot a lever gun in my 63 years - always bolts, pumps and semi-autos.

The lever gun is a blast! Light and handy, pretty accurate, now I know why they were and still are so popular.
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Welcome to the club! Now that you have one, you will find all sorts of reasons to own others. The Winchester collection has a number of interesting levers, though in truth, the 86 on are basically the same design with different dimensions, while the older ones (66, 73, and 76) are based on the old Henry and have relatively weak lock-up. Still fun to own and shoot. And then there's the whole Marlin line, going back to the 1800's.
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Congrats good choice. Now if you want to make her really shine, replace the semi buckhorn rear sights with a receiver sight like this from Williams or Lyman. Cut my groups by more than half.
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Originally Posted by Devereaux View Post
............ The Winchester collection has a number of interesting levers, though in truth, the 86 on are basically the same design with different dimensions, while the older ones (66, 73, and 76) are based on the old Henry and have relatively weak lock-up.............
You had better go examine your Winchester collection again.

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Originally Posted by smithman 10 View Post
Well, I found an old, well used Model 94 for cheap and bought it. Now I need to find a manual or instructions for take down and cleaning. The barrel looks okay but there seems to be a bunch of gunk in the action.

So, can anyone provide a link or other help? Thanks.

Winchester Model 94 Explained

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Congrats good choice. Now if you want to make her really shine, replace the semi buckhorn rear sights with a receiver sight like this from Williams or Lyman. Cut my groups by more than half.
Put a Williams sight on it and fired it at 50 yards yesterday. Got it centered. Next time out I'll try100 yards.
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Sighting in Model 94

Well I finally got out to shoot the old 94 again with the Williams peep sight.

Just a few minutes and I got it sighted it in at 100 yds with the bead just below the bullseye. And yes it is easier than with the open sights.

Now I'm all set. Next thing would be to take up reloading so I can afford to shoot it more.
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Couldn't tell you, but it is post 1964. It has no safety other than the half cock.
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Old 08-06-2011, 18:09   #13
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Smithman 10; What state are you in? Does the receiver have light rusty swirls like it was left in a soft case for too long?
A friend here in NY sold me his old one for $100. I took it to the range, sighted it in and fell in love with my new toy.

His mother found out he sold it and demanded he get it back. Since we were friends, I reluctantly sold it back but not before drifting that rear sight so he couldn't hit a barn.

After missing two easy shots at deer, he sold it to someone for $200.
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