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To what particular equipment does this query refer ?

Firearms | Answered 2 days ago


The year of manufacture for serial number 714466 is 1914.

Firearms | Answered on Jan 18, 2019


maybe you should be talking to the place you bought it from.

Firearms | Answered on Jan 17, 2019


What, exactly, about it ?

Firearms | Answered on Jan 17, 2019


Rifle presumably was in a hard case so unlikely suffered any damage from such a short drop. A 3 foot drop is a short drop for a half-decent rifle with no case. I am guessing the problem is likely damage to the sight and it will probably need an experienced eye...

Firearms | Answered on Jan 17, 2019


You can contact the Records Office of Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The Cody Firearms Museum holds the records of 3.5 million individual Winchester firearms and many LC Smith and Marlin firearms.

Information that may be in a record includes the date the gun was received into the warehouse, the configuration of the gun, and the date the gun shipped out. The company to whom the gun was sent may be available for very late Model 1873s and 1886s and most of the run of the Model 21. There are no records for the Models 42, 12, 54, or 70.

There is a charge for Factory Letter information but this and any other questions should be answered by contacting the Records Office.

Cody Firearms Museum Records Office
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, Wyoming 82414
307-578-4117
cfmrecords@bbhc.org
www.bbhc.org/firearms/records.cfm
Winchester 1894/94 Serial Number List Determining date by serialization has become confusing as it has been determined by the staff of the Cody Firearms Museum that previous work by George Madis is incorrect. This is not due to the quality of work performed by Mr. Madis, but by the questionable data provided to him. The following list includes the data held at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody Wyoming (CFM) and the previously understood figures (Madis). It is up to the collector to make the best use of this data that they can.
1894 end of year serial number was 1674 (CFM), 14579 (Madis)
1895 end of year serial number was 14222 (CFM), 44359 (Madis)
1896 end of year serial number was 18571 (CFM), 76464 (Madis)
1897 end of year serial number was 33108 (CFM), 111453 (Madis)
1898 end of year serial number was 53941 (CFM), 147684 (Madis)
Any gun manufactured prior to January 1, 1899 is legally an Antique and is not affected by any federal regulations regarding the ownership or transfer of firearms.
1899 end of year serial number was 80148 (CFM), 183371 (Madis)
1900 end of year serial number was 103932 (CFM), 204427 (Madis)
1901 end of year serial number was 137058 (CFM), 233975 (Madis)
1902 end of year serial number was 168420 (CFM), 273854 (Madis)
1903 end of year serial number was 204565 (CFM), 291506 (Madis)
1904 end of year serial number was 249782 (CFM), 311363 (Madis)
1905 end of year serial number was 291706 (CFM), 337557 (Madis)
1906 end of year serial number was 331895 (CFM), 378878 (Madis)
1907 end of year serial number was 381524 (CFM), 430985 (Madis)
1908 end of year serial number was 429757 (CFM), 474241 (Madis)
1909 end of year serial number was 449102 (CFM), 505831 (Madis)
1910 end of year serial number was 479073 (CFM), 553062 (Madis)
1911 end of year serial number was 534429 (CFM), 599263 (Madis)
1912 end of year serial number was 591281 (CFM), 646114 (Madis)
1913 end of year serial number was 645304 (CFM), 703701 (Madis)
1914 end of year serial number was 722280 (CFM), 756066 (Madis)
1915 end of year serial number was 825186 (CFM), 784052 (Madis)
1916 end of year serial number was 840846 (CFM), 807741 (Madis)
1917 end of year serial number was 873425 (CFM), 821972 (Madis)
1918 end of year serial number was 882032 (CFM), 838175 (Madis)
1919 end of year serial number was 895365 (CFM), 870762 (Madis)
1920 end of year serial number was 926851 (CFM), 880627 (Madis)
1921 end of year serial number was 935778 (CFM), 908318 (Madis)
1922 end of year serial number was 951501 (CFM), 919583 (Madis)
1923 end of year serial number was 964709 (CFM), 938539 (Madis)
1924 end of year serial number was 974121 (CFM), 953198 (Madis)
1925 end of year serial number was 987148 (CFM), 978523 (Madis)
1926 end of year serial number was 997938 (CFM), 997603 (Madis)
1927 end of year serial number was 1012753 (CFM), 1027571 (Madis)
1928 end of year serial number was 1038665 (CFM), 1054465 (Madis)
1929 end of year serial number was 1060899 (CFM), 1077097 (Madis)
1930 end of year serial number was 1071420 (CFM), 1081755 (Madis)
1931 end of year serial number was 1079689 (CFM), 1084156 (Madis)
1932 end of year serial number was 1088141 (CFM), 1087836 (Madis)
1933 end of year serial number was 1092328 (CFM), 1089270 (Madis)
1934 end of year serial number was 1095364 (CFM), 1091190 (Madis)
1935 end of year serial number was 1099625 (CFM), 1099605 (Madis)
1936 end of year serial number was 1119104 (CFM), 1100065 (Madis)
1937 end of year serial number was 1158835 (CFM), 1100679 (Madis)
1938 end of year serial number was 1198405 (CFM), 1100915 (Madis)
1939 end of year serial number was 1216165 (CFM), 1101051 (Madis)
1940 end of year serial number was 1259563 (CFM), 1142423 (Madis)
1941 end of year serial number was 1313301 (CFM), 1191307 (Madis)
1942 end of year serial number was 1343183 (CFM), 1221289 (Madis)
1943 end of year serial number was 1343190* (CFM), 1267741* (Madis)
1944 end of year serial number was 1343196 (CFM), 1314193* (Madis)
1945 end of year serial number was 1352066 (CFM), 1360645* (Madis)
1946 end of year serial number was 1407097* (Madis)
1947 end of year serial number was 1453549* (Madis)
1948 end of year serial number was 1500000 (Madis)
1949 end of year serial number was 1626100 (Madis)
1950 end of year serial number was 1724295 (Madis)
1960 end of year serial number was 2469821 (Madis)
1963** end of year serial number was 2586000 (Madis)
1964*** end of year serial number was 2700000 (Madis)
1965 end of year serial number was 2894428 (Madis)
1966 end of year serial number was 2991927 (Madis)
1967 end of year serial number was 3088458 (Madis)
1968 end of year serial number was 3185691 (Madis)
1969 end of year serial number was 3284570 (Madis)
1970 end of year serial number was 3381299 (Madis)
1980 end of year serial number was 4892951 (Madis)
1981 end of year serial number was 5024957 (Madis)
1982 end of year serial number was 5103248 (Madis)
Estimate after 1982 by adding 100000 per year.
* Some serial numbers produced during and after World War II were not recorded. These serial number figures assume an equal number produced each year of these gaps in the record.
** 1963 saw the end of the classic Winchesters made with hand-finished cast parts.
*** 1964 began with 2700000 and ended with 2797428. Numbers 2586001 through 2699999 were not used.


it would seem that your rifle is 111 years old :)

Firearms | Answered on Jan 17, 2019


You failed to give the model number and action type. These are essential when attempting a value estimate, as well as the overall condition of the firearm. If it was a collector piece it will not have been fired and having the factory box increases the value of the firearm. The best source for this kind of information is the Blue Book of Firearms Values, by F.P. Fjestad. The local gun store or gunsmith will have this reference available and it is annually updated regarding values. I suggest you see a pro for this kind of thing.

Firearms | Answered on Jan 17, 2019


What's it doing/not doing?

Firearms | Answered on Jan 17, 2019


Contact the manufacturer for this information - or Pyramid Air, they are the experts in air guns.

Firearms | Answered on Jan 17, 2019


NEVER HEARD OF BOLT EXTENSION , HAMMER YES BOLT NO , CHECK LOCAL GUNSHOP

Firearms | Answered on Jan 17, 2019


Strip it and clean the slots the two stops ride in. If that doesn't fix it, replace the stops. Mossberg will replace them free of charge. If you're a Handy Andy, once you get the new stops from Mossberg, examine the old ones and file and stone them so they match the new, working ones. You'll see what was wrong.

Firearms | Answered on Jan 17, 2019


If you're getting a good dent, it's the ammo, not the gun. The good dent is all you hired the firing pin and spring to do. They did their job....don't blame them for the screwed up part time workers.

Firearms | Answered on Jan 17, 2019


No, not when it comes to Norinco magazines for pistols, at least.

The single stack version holds up to eight rounds and the double stack version holds up to 16 rounds.

There are other 9mm magazines (AR-15), however, that can hold up to 32 rounds. Here are some of them: https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/category/parts-and-accessories/magazines/ar-15-magazines/9mm-mags.do

Firearms | Answered on Jan 17, 2019

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