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This is my Winchester 1894 lever action carbine chambered for the .30WCF cartridge. She was manufactured in 1977 and is a top eject model.

The Winchester Model 1894 was the first commercial repeating rifle built to be used with smokeless powder. The 1894 was originally chambered to fire 2 metallic black powder cartidges, the .32-40 Winchester and .38-55 Winchester. In 1895 Winchester went to a different steel composition for rifle manufacturing that could handle higher pressure rounds and offered the rifle in .25-35 Winchester and .30-30 Winchester. The .30-30 Winchester, or .30WCF (Winchester Centerfire), is the cartridge that has become synonymous with the Model 1894.
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Anyone else own a piece of American History...!?
I have a model 9422m I know when I first got it I called and I think they said it was made in 72. not sure. anyhow I bought the gun with the idea of using it for raccoon control on the farm. but the thing didn't have a scratch on it.. and when I took it in the woods I was so nervous about scratching it I never took it hunting again. I do how ever shoot it once in awhile at a can our two.
I've used my Winchester to take more Pennsylvania whitetail deer than all my other hunting rifles combined...iron sights only.
ya.these guns are great in the thick stuff..I use a marlin 1895 guide gun for hunting deer up at my camp. used it when I lived in Idaho also for everything. out there I would have been better off using the 308. of buying a flatter shooting rifle. but I just am so used to the gun and just like shooting it. kinda got a reputation out there for the only guy to use a lever gun.
Whatever works...right !?

Most shots on deer in the hills and valleys of the Pennsylvania woods rarely exceed 50 yards.

And a lever action doesn't need a scope at those close distances...
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