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    I bought my first Win 94 today for $159. Loading gate problems

    I bought my first Winchester today. Older 94 in really rough shape. Multiple scratches and gouges in the stock and forend, but no cracks.

    Rust and slight pitting everywhere, and the blueing is worn in multiple places.

    No crossbolt safety.

    If I load a round I cannot insert another. The cartridge seems to be under the loading gate. If I insert a cartridge 90% I can insert another. The rifle seems to feed and eject perfectly.

    Any suggestions, or should I send it back to Cabela's for repairs?

    Thank you.
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    For that kind of price, I'd be happy with it just like it is & remember what I had to do to load it.

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    Great deal ! It may just need a good cleaning. If not, I'm sure a good gunsmith can correct the problem. For what you have invested, I definitely would get the problem fixed. I know this is a Marlin site, but the Win 94 is one of the sweetest carrying guns ever made. Congrats !!
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    I have always just pushed the rounds in to the rim and only pushed them all the way in on the last round. It worked for me and didn't damage the bullet nose's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdinCT View Post
    I have always just pushed the rounds in to the rim and only pushed them all the way in on the last round. It worked for me and didn't damage the bullet nose's.
    Is that the way it should be done...or can I load one in completely, then another, like a Marlin?

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    I think Winchesters load that way. Push the Cartridge in with the next round. If you push the first in all the way it blocks the load gate. My 94 Winny is the same way, and it was $165.
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    Older well used Winnys are notorious for this. I had a '79 that was about worn out and could not figure out a way to fix it so we lived with it. If you want to know the manufacturing date here's the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RamCharger View Post
    Older well used Winnys are notorious for this. I had a '79 that was about worn out and could not figure out a way to fix it so we lived with it. If you want to know the manufacturing date here's the link.
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    looks like mine is a 1967.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamCharger View Post
    Older well used Winnys are notorious for this. I had a '79 that was about worn out and could not figure out a way to fix it so we lived with it. If you want to know the manufacturing date here's the link.
    Winchester Model 1894/94 Dates of Manufacture
    Do you know of a way to fix it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leverforever View Post
    I think Winchesters load that way. Push the Cartridge in with the next round. If you push the first in all the way it blocks the load gate. My 94 Winny is the same way, and it was $165.
    Good to know. I can live with it, but if I return it in 30 days for repairs, I believe Cabelas will fix it for free. I just want to know if that is how they are suppose to load or not.


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