Winchester 30-30 model 1894 compass in stock


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Buthy123
January 27, 2013, 07:51 PM
Does anyone know if the Winchester 30-30 model 1894, manufactured 1943-44 ever came from the factory with a small 1/2 inch compass imbedded in the stock?

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rcmodel
January 27, 2013, 07:58 PM
No.

It was a popular DIY addition back in the 50's & 60's though.

Anyone with a Poly-Choke stock compass and a drill bit could do it themselves.

http://books.google.com/books?id=DC0DAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA86&lpg=PA86&dq=gun+stock+compass&source=bl&ots=KUxdcePUUY&sig=hVhwFkh-jP5xJr5r69mrKG36JMY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=_MwFUeuwOonW8gSHzYDQAQ&ved=0CGkQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=gun%20stock%20compass&f=false

rc

Buthy123
January 27, 2013, 09:45 PM
How much do you think, having the compass in the stock will devaluate this gun?

ApacheCoTodd
January 27, 2013, 11:39 PM
It depends upon:
The potential buyer
The quality of the "dime compass"
The quality of the work
Where the compass is placed

I have a thing for compasses in general and the vintage utilization of these "dime" compasses in particular so I've had great success in sales with items others might have considered ruined by the modification.

Think too about the fact that there is no iron clad standard as to the effect of period installed brass tacks or branded features on vintage firearms.

Buthy123
January 28, 2013, 12:33 PM
Thanks for all the info. You were a great help.

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