I wish I had my dads 94 in 35 Winchester but the family gave it to a nephew ,he sold it for crack money.
92s are a great choice. Take a look at the Rossi version. For the money, new, I don't think you can do better! Used, they are a steal....... i am getting very interested in finding an 1892. i always liked the 86, but its expensive, and heavy. the mini 86s are soo cool. probably in .44 mag as i have lots of reloading stuff for them. good hunting to all ya'all
I do not know what you were thinking either? Just sayin.I was at Tulsa a few years ago and somebody had a well used but clean and un-dicked-with 71 standard for 2 grand. To this day I don't know what I was thinking to not buy it. 🙄 People don't believe me when I tell them; scopes don't help you shoot better. They only help you see better.
You'd have to blame John Browning since he designed all three. Apparently he felt simply upsizing the '92 slightly wasn't going to give the desired results.The '94 seems a bit awkward when compared with the '86/'92 design and I have to wonder why Winchester didn't just split the difference in size and make a medium framed lever-action to the same design as the previous two winners. The '94 is my least favorite Browning lever-action design (OOoo... did I really say that?).
Well you have to consider that the model 1894 was the rifle that put us on the map with smokeless powder. Even though the rifles were actually ready before the powder was, that was the plan. I am a really big fan of the model 92s, the 86s, and more so of the 95s. With my real big passion being the 1885s. But the landmark rifle was and is the model 1894. I have a bunch of lever guns. And if push came to shove, and I had to see my way through Armageddon with one of my lever guns it would likely be my Miroku 1895 in 30-06. OWinchesters Models 1873 (.38-40), 1876 (.45-60), 1886 (45-90), 1892 (.32-20), 94 (.32 Winchester Special), and 1895 (.405 WCF) live here. The Model 1876 is the recent and last edition to the tribe.
Of them, I like the '73 and '76 for quaintness. They're slick, but oh so primitive.
The '86 and '92 are first rate in every respect. Excellent design, strong, smooth in operation. Probably the best of the breed.
The '94 seems a bit awkward when compared with the '86/'92 design and I have to wonder why Winchester didn't just split the difference in size and make a medium framed lever-action to the same design as the previous two winners. The '94 is my least favorite Browning lever-action design (OOoo... did I really say that?).
The '95 is in a league of its own with its box magazine. It is a hoot to use because it appears to spill its guts each time it's opened. The action seems strong in the manner in which the '86 and '92 lock up, but it's a more updated design version.
A Savage Model 99 in .300 Savage also lives here and its a honey. Ought to still be made and ought to be wildly popular.
Bottom is M53 Winchester 25/20 made in 1920s a light rifle version of the 1892. I like to hunt small game with 25/20 & 32/20. They don’t do as much meat damage as a HV 22 Hp. I don’t know why the small cartridges are not more in use than they are.drm50: is that a 348 on the bottom? nice stuff you don't see much anymore. they look to be well taken care of, hopefully the new owners will appreciate what they have.