How do you find out if a Winchester Model 94 is pre-64?
I just got a old Winchester model 94 .30-30. My father gave it to me who had it stored away that my uncle had bought before that and had sold it to him, and my uncle bought it somewhere around 1964. I know that the pre-64 models are more sough-after and better, so is there anyway I can tell if its pre-64 or not? Serial number or something?
Easiest way to tell without running the serial number is to look at the link for a link pin screw. That’s the part that the lever attaches to on the bottom, and the screw is at the front of it. If it has a screw, it’s pre-64, if not, it’s post 64. Anotherway is to look at the loading gate (the part where you load the rounds into). If it is a milled piece, it’s pre-’64, if it’s stamped, it’s post ’64. Keep in mind that it could be possible that parts have been changed, so it’s not 100% accurate, but pretty darn close. Also, 64′ and later serial numbers start at 2,700,000, so anything lower than that is a pre-’64 model.
Winchester model 94 serial numbers