The reason for this significant changes was now, with the increased popularity of receiver mounted scopes, it was necessary as the older, top eject did not allow for a traditionally mounted scope.
This Angle Eject redesign was produced in 1983 at about serial number 5,300,000.
they chose stamped sheet metal and roll pins for parts previously machined from solid steel.
Most of the shortcomings of the post 1963 Model 94s were eventually corrected, but the pre '64 versions remain the most desirable of all Winchester Model 94s.
Circumstantial evidence supporting adoption of the growth rate on the Nant Ffrancon slopes was also supplied by data from archival and meteorological sources.The post-64 Winchester model 94 begin with serial number 2,700,000.Additionally, competition from other manufacturers like Marlin with their model 336, lever action, Winchester changed over from a top eject to an angle eject.It was a culmination of the evolution of Winchester lever actions and proving to be an extremely versatile rifle.
One of the most notable changes occurred in the 1960s when production costs of the earlier Model 94 design increased dramatically, the company made the decision to find less expensive methods of production or face pricing itself out of the hunting market, which made up a large percentage of retail sales.** PARTS CLEAN UP Recommended books on this subject The Winchester Book by George Madis Winchester Slide Actions by Ned Schwing Copyright© 2004