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    Bought a Winchester

    When I was a teenager, I had the opportunity to shoot a 16’ trapper 1894 30-30 at a friends house (with tracers too). It stayed in my memory forever, and I’ve always wanted one since then.

    It’s been a long wait, I missed a few, but today an LGS posted one on Facebook. Went straight to the store and paid for it, $ 600.

    Seems like new, could not find powder residues or wear marks. Built in 1980. I am stoked. Guess it’s the standard no frills basic wood model. I’ll be shooting it, so that works for me.















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    I have one identical to yours, 1000 numbers higher. They are neat guns and early enough not to have the eyesore safety.
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    Glad your found the Trapper. I own a couple of the pre-WW2 trappers in 44WCF. Love 'em!!

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    I HATE YOU!!!!.....for bringing back memories where I sold an Andy Anderson fast holster to a friend for $250 so I could buy a gun just like yours for $275. He lagged one day and the gun sold in the meantime. Now $600 is the cheapest they go for.

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    You did good. I've seen a few listings for these as I would not mind getting one either. They go for more then I think they're worth, and of course a lot of them are the later angle eject which is fine but I prefer the top eject traditional model.

    I did have the Wrangler .32 Special version, basically a custom version with the John Wayne large loop lever and engraved receiver. Fun to spin but not really practical, except for John Wayne and Chuck Connors.

    We do have a Japanese Winchester 1892 Trapper in .45 Colt that also has the large loop.
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    You did well. A very nice looking Winchester without the eyesore safety. Nothing like a lever action.

    I had a standard 30-30 years ago. Sold it to a friend. Still miss it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenhwind View Post
    I did have the Wrangler .32 Special version, basically a custom version with the John Wayne large loop lever and engraved receiver. Fun to spin but not really practical, except for John Wayne and Chuck Connors.
    John Wayne, at 6'4", had to have the barrel shortened an inch so he could spin it and clear his underarm. Chuck Connors, at 6'6", didn't have to have his modified.
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    Nice score, I’ve got two in 44mag and one in 45colt. They all have the tang safety which I prefer, can’t stand the cross bolt (wart) safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenhwind View Post
    I did have the Wrangler .32 Special version, basically a custom version with the John Wayne large loop lever and engraved receiver. Fun to spin but not really practical, except for John Wayne and Chuck Connors.
    I have the same gun, bought new in Houston in the early 80's. I converted mine to 44-40 sometime in the late 90's. Lots of fun and easier on the shoulder, too. I kept the barrel and cartridge guides though...just in case.
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    That is a great gun you found! I really enjoy my 94 and it is my go to deer gun; I am a fan of the trapper though and if I had it to do over again I'd have bought a trapper instead of the full length one.
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