This 1909 posse sure liked the 94 Winchester
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    In my area, the 'flat-band' M-94's bring a slight premium due to scarcity.
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    I used to hunt quail just north of Banning and also quail and rabbits in Reche Canyon which was named after posse member and San Bernardino County Deputy Sheriff Charlie Reche. It is some rough country with little to no water. Pretty amazing that Willie led the posse on a 600 mile chase on foot. Here is a map of the route. All of it was desert and mountains and is pretty inhospitable even today.
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    LA Times gives a different story about Willie Boy's girl friends death.
    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-...956-story.html
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    Rangers tended to use 1895s a lot because they could get surplus 30-06 ammo a lot cheaper(heck some of the national guard armories would give it to them for free) than they could get 30-30 at the time and they were paid very little by the legislature for the work that they did. Heck Frank Hammer took a job as Sheriff of little ole Waller County because it practically doubled his pay from being a ranger. Hammer was known to use both throughout his career.
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    For the collectors...

    The Winchester 94 in this photo is a bit of a unicorn; 10 known in existence. It's referred to as the Model 94/95 Hybrid among collectors. See, it's a model 94 with a model 95 barrel. All the roll stamps are Winchester 94, but the barrel is a 1/10 twist, has a Winchester 95 front sight, the dovetail for the '95 forend, and a plugged screw for the '95 rear sight. Seems at the end of a 1927 production run of the '95 NRA musket there were barrels left over. They just chambered them for .30 WCF and screwed them on to standard model 94's. There are 44 known with 20" barrels, and 10 known with 21.5" barrels. Mine has the 21.5".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Rego View Post
    I used to hunt quail just north of Banning and also quail and rabbits in Reche Canyon which was named after posse member and San Bernardino County Deputy Sheriff Charlie Reche. It is some rough country with little to no water. Pretty amazing that Willie led the posse on a 600 mile chase on foot. Here is a map of the route. All of it was desert and mountains and is pretty inhospitable even today.
    That's a great map that doesn't appear in the 1960 book I mentioned. I got the book in Joshua Tree while visiting family and looks like we weren't all that far driving distance from where Willie boy shot himself.

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    Here's a short video on this with that map in it and some of the same pictures I posted.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNhm6Rtay58
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    I inherited a beautiful Model 94 that was made in 1935 from my grandfather years ago. My grandfather always told me it once belonged to the local sheriffs office, which explains the numbers engraved into the side of the receiver and in the stock. It is my favorite gun to take out into the woods for deer.
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    Winchester 94's and '95's just made so much sense for a Texas Ranger...Seems an obvious choice.
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    Hey Darklord how about some more detailed pics of your 94/95?
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