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Posted: 7/14/2008 12:25:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/14/2008 2:31:20 PM EST by Old_Painless]
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:27:46 PM EST
I love these threads. Thank you so much for doing them.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:29:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:30:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Thanks for the wonderful post (as usual).



I'm ashamed to admit I've never fired mine!



I don't even have one.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:30:52 PM EST
I have a rifle chambered in .30 Remington, which is ballistically very similar to .30-30.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:31:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/14/2008 12:32:03 PM EST by krpind]
I used to have one .

It was so worn out that the action was so loose it was tricky to get the next shell in reliably.

I should have kept that gun.

I traded it for a Marlin .357 lever action that got stolen.

That .357 was one of my favorite guns I ever owned.

I need to get another one.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:32:06 PM EST
Thanks for the pics and descriptions and I may have to pick one up very soon.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:32:09 PM EST
I've always wanted a Winchester.

I'm in line to inherit a Teddy Roosevelt Commemorative, but it's in the PRK, so I've never shot it.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:32:13 PM EST


Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:32:47 PM EST
I love mine! My parents got me one for my 16th birthday. I was happy as a clam with it and still am today. (23 now)
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:33:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:34:15 PM EST
Wow, nice example of IMHO the greatest gun JMB designed.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:34:34 PM EST
They certainly are fine rifles, but I prefer Marlin lever actions. I have a weak spot for a nice Savage Model 99 too.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:34:36 PM EST
Good stuff as always.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:35:45 PM EST
I always thought it was a 'thuddy-thuddy'?

Good post, as usual.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:35:55 PM EST
That is one of my all-time favorite calibers and platforms. I am a bit more partial to the Marlin, just 'cuz that's what I learned to hunt with.

Thanks for the write up.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:36:23 PM EST
Now that was a fun read...I've always admired those rifles.

HH
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:37:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:40:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Originally Posted By colklink:
Wow, nice example of IMHO the greatest gun JMB designed.


Yep.

I tend to remember Mr. Browning for the Ma Deuce, the 1919, the BAR, and others.

I sometimes forget about the great 94 Winchester and other sporting arms that he developed.



IIRC the lever action was not for sport when introduced in it's day the now fudd lever action was an EvilBrownRifle designed for killin injuns and criminals
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:42:45 PM EST
Thanks. Nothing says 'classic' like the Winchester 1894. I have two of them, one a pre-64 made in 1956 and another made in 1974. Unfortunately the pre-64 was not taken care of very well by the previous owner and needs to be reblued.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:42:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:44:04 PM EST
Nice rifle... but how come only three rounds in the tube? The tube beneath the barrel is long compared to the rounds, it looks like it can hold more than 3.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:44:07 PM EST
Great job O_P, I always look forward to these threads.


and in on first page!
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:46:19 PM EST
Well put OP- (as we have come to expext from you)
I would like to add that the 30-30 is a fine cartridge for cast bullet reloads.

I have found that many of the recoil pads similar to yours are not real soft. Not sure if they started that way or became hard with age. A more mordern style pad will actually be quite a bit more comfortable . I don't have pads on either of my 94's but I will admit I am such a recoil weenie I have considered it and will avoid shooting them with only a thin shirt on.

Most folks would consider the 30-30 to be mild in the recoil department but it is a centerfire and not too heavy so it will not be comfortanle for the recoil shy folks.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:46:32 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:47:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:48:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Subnet:
I love these threads. Thank you so much for doing them.


+1, These threads are awesome. I've spent many a night browsing through your website, reading all the cool facts.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:48:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By vaquero357x2:
Great job O_P, I always look forward to these threads.


and in on first page!


+1
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:49:50 PM EST
Another great post O_P!

I bought a Model 94 back in the early '80s. Paid a whole, whopping $125 for it. Closeout sale when my favorite funstore was going out of buisness.

I don't shoot it much and still haven't harvested a single animal with it.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:50:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By penguinslider009:
Nice rifle... but how come only three rounds in the tube? The tube beneath the barrel is long compared to the rounds, it looks like it can hold more than 3.



I have two, an older made in the 70s model and one made in probably 03 or so, an AE. Both are 20" rifle models that will hold 5 in the mag plus 1 in the chamber.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:52:18 PM EST
I would have to say the Winchester 94 is my favorite rifle. Don't get me wrong, I love my AR, but theres just something about it that I love when shooting it. If I could fine one in a pawn shop for a decent price, I would take it on the spot.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:52:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:52:55 PM EST
How well does it work on man eating zombies?
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:53:51 PM EST
great, now i have to buy one of these too!
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:54:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:55:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By penguinslider009:
Nice rifle... but how come only three rounds in the tube? The tube beneath the barrel is long compared to the rounds, it looks like it can hold more than 3.

Maybe it's just his rifle. I'd have to go dig it out to confirm, but I'm pretty sure my wifes 94 holds 7 rounds.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:55:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/14/2008 12:56:11 PM EST by Old_Painless]
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:56:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/14/2008 12:57:27 PM EST by Stronghorn]
94 carbine will hold 7 in the tube, always carried that in mine for deer hunting. Glad to see you guy's 'finally' (re)discovered another nice old design.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:57:21 PM EST
Just a note - The /30-30 is a REAL pleasure to shoot when you shoot cast bullets with pistol powder, does about 1600fps for me and it is VERY nice.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:57:22 PM EST
I traded 12 pre-ban 15 round S&W 5906 magazines for a used one (pre Angle Eject) for my son in 1995.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:58:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Originally Posted By pighelmet:
How well does it work on man eating zombies?


Takes their head right off.


You are not kidding!


Seen that yuck !
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 12:59:20 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 1:00:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 1:00:05 PM EST
Thanks, was just admiring these the other day. Informative!
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 1:00:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 1:02:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

...snip...

My pad is still soft and does a good job of taming the recoil..


Yeah, but it's hurting my eyes!!! Good post, as usual.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 1:04:29 PM EST
I have a Savage Pump-Action .30-30 that my grandfather hunted with, my dad hunted with, I hunted with, and now my son hunts with it. I will not buy him his own rifle until he kills a deer with it.


When he kills his deer with it, 4 generations will have killed a deer with the same rifle.

Great caliber for killing deer with.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 1:09:29 PM EST
Great post.

Coincidentally my cousin recently recieved a pre-64 model (1959 to be exact) 1894 in the same manner you recieved yours, my father decided to give it to him as a HS graduation present. He's a great kid I'm sure he'll take care of his like you have taken care of yours.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 1:10:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 1:10:42 PM EST
One of those, along with a similar time period revolver is on my 'gonna get it eventually' list.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 1:11:15 PM EST
Great post!
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