Winchester Trapper SBR?


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John Parker
July 18, 2009, 07:13 PM
Hey everyone, I was at my neighbor's house today and he pulled out a Winchester Model 94 with the large lever that he's had for 20-30 years and never fired. Yeah, I know...he's got a few like that. I didn't have a measuring tape handy, but the barrel looked shorter than 16". Did Winchester ever make a Trapper that short? I've googled it but didn't come up with anything that assuaged all doubts...
And if he does have a rifle that is under 16", would he, as the original buyer, be grandfathered in, or would he have to register it as a SBR with the BATFE (or whatever they call themselves this week?)

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rcmodel
July 18, 2009, 07:19 PM
They made one many many years ago, but not with a large loop lever.
It has collecter C&R status now and is exempt from the SBR law.

I'd suspect if it has a large loop lever, it is a newer one somebody cut off.
It would need a tax stamp if shorter then 16".

Large loop levers were a Movie/TV invention in the 1950's & 60's.

rc

John Parker
July 18, 2009, 07:24 PM
Yeah, he bought it 20-30 years ago, so unless someone cut it down before he bought it. It's weird to think that 20-30 years ago was the late 70's and 80's...

rcmodel
July 18, 2009, 07:31 PM
We're talking prior to the 1934 FFA when they made the real C&R exempt ones.

Anything after that would be a sawed-off SBR regardless of when it was sawed off.

rc

John Parker
July 19, 2009, 05:41 PM
Okay, thanks. I'm not even sure it's under 16", it just looks really short.

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