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I hope Bert H. catches a look at this! LOL

My Grandfather was a member of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police for a time,

beginning in 1906. He purchased this carbine NEW, in 1906, but I do not know if it

was a special order (due to the tang sight). It's in 25-35 Winchester caliber, and stamped

into the forend is his regimental number, (4340) he was a sergeant.

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No, she will never be for sale. I WILL, however, fire a few rounds at paper just to say

I did, and to pay homage to Grampa. When my time comes, I hope to donate her to

the RCMP museum.

@Bert H. - do you have any opinions or comments? Thanks in advance!

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The tang sight is a Lyman No. 1, and they were available on special order. The gun itself is completely standard. What is the serial number?

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Thanks for replying, Bert! Yes, I understand the carbine is completely standard,

(except for the Lyman sight) and I just wanted to share a piece of history with everyone.

The serial number is: 365647

Where the TRUE value of this rifle is, is in its history.


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Thanks for replying, Bert! Yes, I understand the carbine is completely standard,

(except for the Lyman sight) and I just wanted to share a piece of history with everyone.

The serial number is: 365647

Where the TRUE value of this rifle is, is in its history.

The_Doctor
Per the original Winchester serialization records, your Model 1894 SRC was manufactured in August of 1907 versus 1906. Accordingly, it most likely has the "August 14, 1894" patent date error marking on the barrel. The correct patent date marking should read "August 21, 1894", but in the year 1907, one of the die makers goofed and made a die that had the wrong date on it. Please confirm what the actual patent date is.

The Cody Firearms Museum records office can (for a fee) provide a letter confirming the exact date of manufacture.

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Just got home from work and snapped a couple of pictures outside in good sunlight!

The second photo is Grandad's regimental number.

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Thanks once again for your input, Bert!

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You are welcome.

Thus far I have now confirmed (surveyed) 34 Model 1894s with the patent date error marking, nearly all of them manufactured in the year 1907. The attached picture is how it should have been marked;

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You are welcome.

Thus far I have now confirmed (surveyed) 34 Model 1894s with the patent date error marking, nearly all of them manufactured in the year 1907. The attached picture is how it should have been marked;
That is interesting, for sure - would the error make a difference in intrinsic value? Like a coin

double - strike or other minting error? It does seem as though it's an easily missed but

rare mistake!

In any even, she won't be for sale, but will be donated (when my time comes) to the

RCMP museum, if they would like it.

The_Doctor

Thanks again, Bert!

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(Maybe later, we can talk about my first-year model 1892... :D)
 

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That is interesting, for sure - would the error make a difference in intrinsic value? Like a coin

double - strike or other minting error? It does seem as though it's an easily missed but

rare mistake!

In any even, she won't be for sale, but will be donated (when my time comes) to the

RCMP museum, if they would like it.

The_Doctor

Thanks again, Bert!
Unlike mint errors on coins, there is no premium value for a mismarked Winchester. It is just an interesting anomaly. Yes, it is an easily overlooked, but it is not exceptionally rare mistake.

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Unlike mint errors on coins, there is no premium value for a mismarked Winchester. It is just an interesting anomaly. Yes, it is an easily overlooked, but it is not exceptionally rare mistake.

Bert H.
Great info, Bert, and I searched for and found two photos of Grandad with this very rifle!!!

The year could be 1907 - very little documentation exists.

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Harry was his faithful horse - with skills better than GPS. On more than one occasion,

he returned Grandad to the RNWMP post in blizzard conditions with no guidance.

R.I.P. Harry; R.I.P. Alexander R. Douglas.

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Great info, Bert, and I searched for and found two photos of Grandad with this very rifle!!!

The year could be 1907 - very little documentation exists.

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Harry was his faithful horse - with skills better than GPS. On more than one occasion,

he returned Grandad to the RNWMP post in blizzard conditions with no guidance.

R.I.P. Harry; R.I.P. Alexander R. Douglas.

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Awesome pictures! There is nothing like having a few historical pictures to go with that old SRC.

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Absolutely wonderful!!!
 
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