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    Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Rifle Owners Manual

  • Important instructions for

    Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Rifle

    U.S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc.

    275 Winchester Ave.

    New Haven, CT, U. S. A. 06511-1970

    Winchester trademarks licensed from Olin Corporation.

    Use the space below to record information about your

    new Model 94 rifle.

    Model _________________________________________

    Caliber ________________________________________

    Serial Number __________________________________

    Purchased From _________________________________

    Date of Purchase ________________________________

    We sincerely hope that you are pleased with your new

    Winchester Model 94 rifle. We at U.S. Repeating Arms

    Company thank you for the privilege of crafting this rifle

    for you. We are especially proud of the many years of

    enjoyment it is certain to provide for you and your

    family. The Model 94 is another rifle in an over 130

    year-old tradition of producing quality firearms for the

    Worlds sportsmen. Quality of manufacture, design,

    craftsmanship and function are of utmost concern to us.

    We believe youll find that your new 94 meets the

    Winchester tradition of quality in every way. If you have

    any questions or comments regarding your new firearm,

    please feel free write to us at our administrative offices:

    Customer Service Department

    U. S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc.

    275 Winchester Avenue

    Morgan, Utah 84050-9333

    Phone: 1-800-945-5237

    Print Code: 9802/94537

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    Contents PageGun safety warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2General description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4Terminology and descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5General Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6Ammunition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8Initial cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8Oiling the action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9Operation of the hammer and hammer stop . . . . . . . . . .9Lowering the hammer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Trigger stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12Assembly/Disassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13Installing a scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13General Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14Loading procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15Unloading procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17In the case of a misfire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18Firing procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18Sight adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20Hammer Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23Cleaning and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23Ordering parts / service or repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26Questions & Winchester.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

    MODEL 94 LEVER ACTION

    This manual covers all current versions of the lever actionModel 94 rifle that feature the following:

    Advanced rebounding hammer, hammer block andcross bolt hammer stop.

    Positive side ejection (for better ejection when using ascope).

    Adjustable rear sight mounted on the barrel (not thetang).

    This manual includes instructions for standard calibermodels as well as Big Bore models. Models may have largelever loops or standard levers. This manual includes cur-rent models with hardwood, laminated, walnut or compos-ite stocks. Instructions are the same for all current cal-ibers.

    No gun better represents the Winchester legacy than this rifle. Just like the original Model 94s of the past,youll appreciate its beautiful craftsmanship, and superb function.

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    GUN SAFETY WARNINGS

    IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THESE OPERATINGINSTRUCTIONS BE THOROUGHLY STUDIEDBEFORE USING THIS FIREARM TO ASSUREPROPER AND SAFE GUN HANDLING. FAILURETO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS OR FAIL-URE TO OBEY ANY SAFETY WARNING MAYRESULT IN INJURY TO YOURSELF OR OTHERS, OR CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR GUN.

    As a gun owner, you accept a set of demanding responsi-bilities. How seriously you take these responsibilities canbe the difference between life and death. There is noexcuse for careless or abusive handling of any firearm. At all times handle your rifle and any other firearm withintense respect for its power and potential danger.

    PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL OFTHE CAUTIONS, PROPER HANDLING PROCE-DURES AND INSTRUCTIONS OUTLINED INTHIS BOOKLET BEFORE USING YOUR NEWFIREARM.

    1. Do not carry a loaded gun with a live round in thechamber while walking, running, climbing a tree, crossing

    a fence or anywhere you might slip or fall, drop the gun orotherwise bump or jar the gun. A gun that is dropped,bumped, or jarred with a chambered round might acciden-tally discharge even with the safety on, causing seriousinjury to you or someone else. When a round is cham-bered keep the safety on until you are ready to shoot.

    2. Do not rely on the safety to prevent accidental dis-charge. Many safeties merely block the trigger and preventfiring by pulling the trigger. The safety may not preventan accidental discharge due to dropping, jarring, or bumping a gun.

    3. Use only ammunition for which the gun is chamberedas indicated on the barrel, to prevent excessive pressureand possible serious personal injury.

    4. Incorrectly reloaded ammunition can cause serious per-sonal injury and damage to the firearm due to excessivepressure. Reload only after proper instruction and in strictcompliance with instruction and data contained in current reloading manuals.

    5. Never point a gun at anything you do not intend toshoot. Always keep it pointed in a safe direction in case ofaccidental discharge.

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    6. Always check to ensure that the barrel is free ofobstructions before loading and using the gun. If you experience light recoil or off sound, check the barrel forobstruction.

    7. Before firing, clean any grease or oil out of barrel withcleaning rod and patch. Grease or heavy accumulation ofoil can cause excessive pressure and result in serious personal injury.

    8. Keep barrel, chamber and action free of rust. Rust inthe barrel and chamber can cause excessive pressuresresulting in serious injury. A rusted, pitted or eroded barrel should be replaced.

    9. Use hearing protection to prevent ear damage fromrepeated exposure to gunfire.

    10. Always use proper shooting glasses to prevent eyeinjury from flying particles.

    11. Never carry a loaded gun in a motor vehicle or carryone into a dwelling. Always carefully unload the gunbefore entering a motor vehicle, a dwelling or an areasuch as a camp. Always point a gun in a safe directionwhile loading or unloading to prevent serious injury incase of an accidental discharge. Never load in the houseor in your vehicle.

    12. Never shoot at a hard, flat surface or at the surface ofwater to avoid a ricochet and possible serious personalinjury to yourself or a bystander.

    13. Store guns in a clean dry place out of reach of childrenand separated from stored ammunition.

    14. Never alter any parts of your gun. Any alterations oradjustments that may become necessary to the operatingmechanism should be performed by a qualified gunsmith.

    15. Hunting from elevated surfaces such as tree stands isdangerous. Doing so may increase the risk of handling anyfirearm. Always make certain that the stand being used issafe, sturdy and stable. Always make certain your firearmis unloaded when it is being taken up and down from thestand. Always make certain that your firearm is notdropped from the stand or dropped while it is being takenup or down from the stand.

    16. Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, clean-ing firearms, or handling ammunition may result in expo-sure to lead and other substances known to cause birthdefects, reproductive harm and other serious physicalinjury. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Washhands thoroughly after exposure.

  • GENERAL DESCRIPTION

    Your new Model 94 rifle is a modern version of the mostfamous of all lever action rifles. With a few minor excep-tions, the action is identical to the way the originals weremade in 1894. Yet youll find that todays manufacturingequipment and technology make it possible to produce arifle with more precision, closer metal-to-wood fits andtighter overall tolerances than possible in earlier times.Were sure that the greatest Winchester gunmakers of thepast would be very proud of todays Model 94.

    Your new Model 94 is truly a gun that can stand veryclose scrutiny. It exhibits the kind of quality you will beproud to display.

    Your new Model 94 also features our highly functional

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    FIGURE 1A

    Butt Plate

    Manual hammer stop

    Loading Port

    Finger lever

    Trigger

    Buttstock

    ForearmMuzzle

    Ejection PortRebounding hammer

    FIGURE 1BManualhammerstop

    Pushed toleft: off safe

    Pushed toright: on safe

    Reboundinghammer

    Barrel bands

    TriggerGuard

    Rear Sight

    Front Sight

    Magazine Tube

  • manual hammer stop built into the receiver, as well as ourrebounding hammer system. This rifle also contains anautomatic hammer stop which blocks the hammer fromstriking the firing pin until the trigger is pulled. Theseadvanced features move the traditional Model 94 designto a new level of convenience and safety. All features areexplained in detail later in this manual.

    Some versions may vary slightly in appearance. For exam-ple Big Bore versions have a slightly scalloped receiver but basic operation and function remain the same forall models.

    IMPORTANT: REFER TO FIGURE 1A FOR GENERAL PART DESCRIPTIONS REGARDINGYOUR NEW RIFLE. YOU MUST BECOME

    FAMILIAR WITH ALL PART NAMES LISTEDBEFORE PROCEEDING WITH THE REST OFTHE INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL.

    TERMINOLOGY AND DESCRIPTIONS

    Descriptions in this manual generally refer to the gun inthe horizontal position. That is, in the normal firing position. For example, the muzzle is forward or front; thebuttstock is rearward or rear; the trigger is downward orunderneath; the sight is upward or on top. For generalparts terminology, refer to Figure 1-A.

    The Winchester Model 94 is also shown in some detail,focussing on the hammer and lever mechanisms (SeeFigure 1-B through 1-C). You must be familiar with thesepart names in order to follow instructions contained inthis book. Figure 1-D covers the general features and ben-efits of the Model 94 design.

    Throughout this manual the action refers to the mecha-nism of this rifle which loads and secures the cartridge inthe chamber.

    SERIAL NUMBER

    The serial number is located on the bottom of the receiv-er, at the front, close to where it contacts the rear of theforearm. Record the serial number in this book for futurereference.

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    FIGURE 1C

    Finger Lever

    Trigger Guard

    Trigger

    Reboundinghammer

    Manual hammer stop

    Trigger stop

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    All models are drilled and tapped for a scope mount, andsome are supplied with a scope included. With a scope andthe right caliber your Model 94 can reach well out to 200 yardsand beyond.

    Models come in large or standard loopdesigns.

    Metal-to-metal tolerancesof todays 94 are muchtighter than ever before.

    Some models are supplied with special, see-through scope mounts, allowing the use ofboth the scope and open sights.

    Several options of stocks areavailable . . . from elegantwalnut stocks suitable forcollectors to models madewith a practical grade ofhardwood or composite construction.

    Todays Model 94 exceeds the original in may ways, in overall fit and fin-ish, the level of precision and the quality of the materials. But importantly,because the original design was introduced in 1894, it qualifies for use inthe popular cowboy action shoots across the U.S. and Canada.

    The manual hammer stop withrebounding hammer gives you anextra margin of safety. These aresignificant advantages that youwill appreciate, especially the firsttime you train your son or daugh-ter on the operation of a Model 94.

    MODEL 94 FEATURES

  • FIGURE 1D

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    The side ejection receiver configuration found onall new Model 94s ejects cartridges out to theright, under your top-mounted scope. This is amajor difference between the original Model 94sand is a significant improvement hunters wantedfor many years.

    The ultra-strong breech block design hasstood the test of time and is a main reasonfor the Model 94s accuracy.

    The cold forged chromemolybdenum steel barrel isof the same material andrifling technologyemployed on our famous-for-accuracy Model 70.

    No rifle has more classic styling than the Model 94. Yet its successtoday is only partly due to its proven cowboy heritage. The 94 hasa level of responsiveness, fast handling, follow-up shot speed andtotal reliability that makes it one of todays premier hunting rifles.

    Every Model 94 comes with our provenopen sight design. These sights arespecially made to be easy to adjust,yet be able to take the effects of toughhunting conditions.

    Over 100 years ago the ultrastrong, ultra durable Model 94action was the first repeater totake advantage of the new 30-30Winchester cartridge with its powerful new smokeless powderloads. It is just as effective today,and remains one of the most popu-lar deer hunting rifles in the world.

    The handling characteristics of the 94 (especially models with shorter barrels)make it ideal for hunting in heavy brush and make it especially effective huntingfrom tree stands. (Be sure to always follow all regulations and safety rules whenhunting from any tree stand.)

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    AMMUNITION

    Your Winchester Model 94 is designed to shoot modernfactory cartridges only. The caliber of your new Model 94is inscribed on the barrel near the receiver. Use onlyammunition for which your Model 94 is chambered asindicated on the barrel to prevent excessive pressureand possible serious injury.

    Winchester ammunition is always an excellent choice foryour new Winchester rifle, delivering the unmatched per-formance and dependability you want.

    MAKE SURE YOU USE ONLY THE EXACTAMMUNITION/CALIBER AS LISTED ON THELEFT SIDE OF THE BARREL.

    IMPORTANT: USE ONLY AMMUNITION SUIT-ABLE FOR USE IN A CENTERFIRE RIFLE WITHA TUBULAR MAGAZINE. Use only flat point, hollowpoint, round nose flat point or similar bullets. Never usepointed or conical point bullets in a centerfire rifle with atubular magazine. Failure to follow these instructions mayresult in injury to yourself or others, or cause damage toyour gun.

    U.S. REPEATING ARMS COMPANY, INC., CANASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCI-DENTS WHICH OCCUR THROUGH THE USE OF

    CARTRIDGES OF NONSTANDARD DIMENSIONOR THOSE THAT WHEN SHOT, DEVELOPPRESSURES IN EXCESS OF INDUSTRY STAN-DARDS ESTABLISHED BY THE SPORTINGARMS AND AMMUNITION MANUFACTURERSINSTITUTE (SAAMI).

    DISCHARGING FIREARMS IN POORLY VENTI-LATED AREAS, CLEANING FI...

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