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Old 10-12-2018, 1:01 PM
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Default Saw a Winchester 1894 .357 at a local gun range

I was at OC Indoor Range last night and they had a used Winchester 1894 in .357 magnum for sale. I don't know the exact model but it looked like at 16" barrel. It also looked like an older one (than the one I had from the late '90's) since it didn't have a cross bolt safety, but a sheet steel thing on the top of the bolt that probably stopped the hammer. It was in pretty good condition and they only wanted $550 for it. Thought I'd let you all know since one of you would probably be interested. I have no affiliation with the range.
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Old 10-12-2018, 2:06 PM
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Do you remember if the action was a top eject? or angle eject...

Still, I've often wondered why the rifle-action/long-action '94 receiver was later chambered in pistol (revolver) calibers. That is what the 1892 is for. Could it be that when Win '92 production stopped some time either before or after WWII, the '94 action is all the Winchester factory was tooled for.

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Now, Miroku makes a '92 Winchester... as does Rossi. blah blah blah
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I think I read that it was made for a short while, and discontinued because of problems with it in pistol calibers.

But I may very well be wrong. I'd like to have one if I am!
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It seems like there was a lot of dislike for the last few years of production at the New Haven plant. I paid 360.00 for a like new 94AE 30-30, ca 2002-3. Its a beutiful gun and shoots great, it does have the rebound hammer and ugly cross bolt safty, which I removed.

Living in California, I think buying lever guns and wheel guns are a safe bet.
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Do you remember if the action was a top eject? or angle eject...
Sorry I didn't take that close a look at it.
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It was probably a '73. '94's didn't have those sheet steel bolt stop things.
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If it is in good condition, then that's a really good price and probably will go quickly too.

Lever pistol carbines are awesome!
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I have one. $550 without the cross bolt safety is a good price.
The only regret/problem is that it will not feed 38 spl. Jams up consistantly.
It has to do with the 94 originally made for a longer 30-30. To be fair, mine is stamped 357 Magnum. Not 357/38 like some other brands.
Also, the long throw is a minus for the cowboy action shooting guys. Too slow.
Overall, I like it.
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If you handload, just make low powered .357.
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It was probably a '73. '94's didn't have those sheet steel bolt stop things.
I agree - it may have been a Model 73 with the dust cover on top of the action.
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I agree - it may have been a Model 73 with the dust cover on top of the action.
It definitely wasn't a 1873, I know the difference between those two. I was in a gun shop this weekend and picked up a Rossi 92 and seeing it makes me think that what was at OC Indoor is a Winchester 1892.
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It definitely wasn't a 1873, I know the difference between those two. I was in a gun shop this weekend and picked up a Rossi 92 and seeing it makes me think that what was at OC Indoor is a Winchester 1892.
Damn! I'd like to locate a Rossi 92 in .357 with either a 16.5" or 20" barrel.
Just what I need. But, I want one.
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Are you positive it was an actual Winchester?
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Are you positive it was an actual Winchester?
Yes, it said Winchester on the bottom of the action.
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Damn! I'd like to locate a Rossi 92 in .357 with either a 16.5" or 20" barrel.
Just what I need. But, I want one.
The 20" stainless steel model hit the stores a few months ago. They're out there for as low as 520.00.
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The 20" stainless steel model hit the stores a few months ago. They're out there for as low as 520.00.
Hmm. Now that those are out, maybe the blued ones won't be far behind.
Well, well.
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Yep, saw a stainless 20" at KyGunCo a few weeks ago. ALMOST bought it, but found an 1894CSBL for not much more and ordered it instead.
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Yep, saw a stainless 20" at KyGunCo a few weeks ago. ALMOST bought it, but found an 1894CSBL for not much more and ordered it instead.

Dagnabbit! We want pics!
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Hmm. Now that those are out, maybe the blued ones won't be far behind.
Well, well.
Rossi claims that the distributors aren't placing orders so they're not pushing things. I've read some stuff about Rossi having nothing to show at the shot show so the distributors put there money else where. Rossi was out of the game for a while, not to mention its a new manufacturing facility. We all know how that goes, ask Marlin.

I need another 357 lever gun like I need another hole in my head, but need has nothing to do with it I'm looking for the same gun, 20" round barrel in blue.

There's a bunch of them on GB for around 600.00. I own a couple SS guns, not a huge fan of them.

OP, I apoligise for getting off topic
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