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Thread: ?? About a 1927 Win. 94 - .30 WCF

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    Default ?? About a 1927 Win. 94 - .30 WCF

    I've got the opportunity to pick up a 1927 M94. The gun isn't in awesome shape, it's missing the fore grip and the metal is decent but not amazing. There's a little evidence of pitting but otherwise it looks good. The price tag is $175, I'm hoping to restore it a bit, get some new wood for it and hopefully have a fun rifle when I'm done. I'm not real familiar with leverguns so my questions are, what should I look for that could be an issue? And does $175 seem too high?

    I know this isn't 100% "Gunsmithing" but I figured the people on here would know the most about restoring old guns.
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Look at the bore and make sure the hammer cocks when racking the action. It should be purchased as a user not a collector. The price is inline for a beater
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    I agree. There's a lot to be said for having a beater/shooter rather than a collector, but to qualify it should have a great bore, no matter what the outside looks like. I'm kinda down on safe queens, which is what becomes of more guns than deserve to be retired. Getting a beater lets you enjoy the model with a clear conscience. And they're a whole lot more enjoyable going bang and poking holes than sitting in some speculator's safe collecting dust. I regularly shoot 25-20, 25-35, 32 WCF, and 38-56. But there aren't many speculators that would go near my guns, great as they shoot. Fine by me. I'm the one having all the fun!

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    Yeah, I wasn't really thinking about it for collectors value. More along the lines of something fun to shoot, and an interesting gun. It is a beater right now, it will probably always be a beater, but I think with some new wood and a little tinkering it could atleast be a decent rifle. Thanks for the info.
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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