In my area, the 'flat-band' M-94's bring a slight premium due to scarcity.
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.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 book is also the first time I saw pictures of him with a lightweight Savage 99, or any 99. Probably a .30-30, too. In both pictures I remember he's aiming the rifles.In the highwaymen, Hammer is shown asking about a Winchester 94 because "I need at least one gun that won't jam." I have been unable to find this quote directly attributed to him, however, he had a known preference for firearms that didn't use detachable magazines because of issues with them jamming.
The Boessenecker book on him is full of 1st and 2nd hand accounts of his shooting prowess with an 1894 and his absolute disdain for automatic or machine gun style weapons.
Here's some photos I have available.Hey Darklord how about some more detailed pics of your 94/95?
Here's the pictures of it. I like it!I've got an old '94 I inherited when my granpa died in '58 that he carried when he came to Az in 1906,it's seen some hard use.The cal. marking on the bbl. says .30 WCF then just behind that just in front of the receiver is a small paragraph that says "nickle steel bbl. especially for smokeless powder".He was well known in the Yuma,Somerton area for his tracking abilities,when someone went missing he was hired to find them & usually did,he was known by the Az Rangers that worked in that area & they used him once in awhile.When he died the Az Sun newspaper in Yuma wrote a nice article about him along w/a picture of him standing in front of his blacksmith shop in 1909 which I also got w/the rifle.When we found the rifle in his closet it had 3 rds. of silver tip in the magazine.Something else I got was his old walnut rocking chair that he kept from way back then & always sat in,I have no idea how old it is.