Dating winchester rifles by serial number
Winchester has revived the model 94 and currently produces an 1894 since around 2012Over the years the Winchester Model 94 was available in many different calibers, for example: the .22 magnum, .38 Special/.357 Magnum, .44 Special/.44 Magnum, .45 Colt (or .45 Long Colt), .38-40 Winchester, and .44-40 Winchester, .410 shotgun, 30-30 caliber (30 WCF), and even as large as the .450 Marlin, which the rifle was able to accept due to an extremely strong receiver.
To the maximum extent possible, the dates of manufacture shown were obtained from the original Winchester Factory Polishing Room serialization records; otherwise estimates were made using multiple sources of information (e.g.
Winchester 73's were manufactured in the following caliber's --22 short --22 long --32-20--38-40--44-40 .
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** PARTS CLEAN UP Recommended books on this subject The Winchester Book by George Madis Winchester Slide Actions by Ned Schwing Copyright© 2004
This Angle Eject redesign was produced in 1983 at about serial number 5,300,000.
The Winchester Model 94 was produced by Winchester Repeating Arms Company through 1980 and then by U. Repeating Arms under the Winchester brand until they ceased to manufacture rifles in 2006.
The longest barrel length known on a Model 1873 is 37 inches .
The shortest known barrel length on a Model 1873 is 12 inches .