Trap55 I will look into getting a hard case. Thank you (and others) for making that suggestion. I don’t know what this gun is worth but that doesn’t matter. To me it is priceless.Alpo, Winchester made a couple of Carbine 20" versions of the half mag, I've got one here in front of me. I can't enlarge the pic to see it better, but that might be a Model 64 from the profile, and that would be a 24" barrel. My measurements are on par with yours using a Carbine stock. The Mod.64 has a pistol grip sporting rifle stock that might need some extra room.
Socobroker, you want a case for a 44"+ rifle. I would recommend a hard case over a soft case for that one, not only because it was Dad's, it's also one of the more rare Winchesters, and the values only go up. WalMart has the Plano padded hard cases for $30.
When you have it in hand, please post some better pics, and I can give you more info on that rifle that Dad probably didn't know.
You don't have to register a firearm in Oregon. Just make sure you write down the model and serial number on a piece of paper and keep it seperate from the rifle. In case, heaven forbid, it ever gets stolen, you will have the serial number and model information to give to the police.
Oh boy, the gun is in Oregon and I’m bringing it to California. Does that open a can of worms?Trap, In Oregon firearms that are transfered from one family member to another family member do not have to be transfered through an FFL or do a form 4473.
Thank you, TrapYou took possession in OR, you are now the legal owner. Bringing it with you into Calif, I'm not "entirely" sure on. It's classified as a "Curio and Relic" (C&R), and doesn't fall under any of the handgun or assault weapons laws. I would say you're good to go, but I'm probably not the best guy to ask, as I ignore most of the communist regime laws anyhow. One of the other Calif guys might chime in, meantime I'll ask some I know that pay attention to that stuff.
LOL, no I didn’t get anything the first time out. The leaves were particularly dry from lack of rain and I made too much noise! I have the serial number for this rifle, is there a way I can get that to you without telling the whole world? Maybe share your friend’s email address with me?Soco, I don't know what OR's laws are on that, I know that have been trying to out do Calif lately. It use to be Father to Daughter "gifted" didn't require anything. Maybe the OR guys can jump in on that.
I know someone that would be interested to catalog that rifle in his Winchester survey. He can give you the exact date it was made, received in the warehouse, and shipped. They were made from 1933 to 1957, total production was only 66,783. Sounds like a lot, but it's a drop in the ocean to the 2,267,000 Model 1894's made by 1957!
Now, the big question, did you get a buck the first time out with it?