What to do with these? You may want to put the safety back in the gun at a later date, so save the parts you remove. misuse of the information contained in this article. I have done this same project, and more, to my other Winchester 94's. I took mine straight to the range to try it out with the Winchester 170 grain Silvertips I purchased with the gun. might need to put the safety back in the gun, and the threads Click the following link to go to the GUNBlast Feedback Page. The guns were Winchester 94 Rangers in 30-30. Not to mention the Better than the wart or a hole in the receiver. with a new tang safety. trick is to release the bolt from the pin as you pull the clip de-activating any safety device on any firearm, and neither the I was, however, determined not to give up. At the store I looked through drawer after drawer of knobs, screws, and this or that. This truly timeless rifle is now made even better in a compact model to fit smaller frames and younger hands. They either just left the holes or threaded them. I The woman was might cause a problem with the function. I would have to get use to popping the safety to the fire position. they melt or deform as the gun heated up? deal on what others had done to correct this problem. Got something to say about this article? Line up the was uneasy about the safety. because they where afraid of being sued. safety...what was Winchester thinking? Push the cross bolt to the left side of the gun while holding the spring compressed. You will see on the right side of the gun, inside the area I have to drive to the hardware store after every shooting trip? lady at the local Kmart discovered the two guns they had in I gun of this blemish. I couldn't come up with anything. out of the hole and push the safety out. They take one of the most recognized guns in history, a rifle many people recognize just from its outline, and they grow it a wart. We had gotten caught up in the fallacy that we needed more power. Ed. They couldn't help with this problem, but she did tell me they had come out with a new tang safety. out to the fire position. A box I was about to go home to dig out the tap and die. The woman was very polite as she told basically that I was out of luck because they where afraid of being sued. Won't even cost you a penny. pictured, little holes in the cross bolt . the hardware store to see what I could find. my first problem. I went home and slid them into the holes. I have liked the On my first attempt to shoot the gun I discovered a problem. I really missed the look of my The bolt will eventually work past the pin, and slide If I couldn't find a solution, I would just have to thread the holes like everyone else. remember to push the thing off before trying to pull the trigger. DO NOT remove the crossbolt safety unless you fully understand the safe operation of the rifle without the cross-bolt safety and are willing to accept sole responsibility for your actions. I would either fix this or go to the Winchester plant and kick the person responsible for this new "improvement" right in the rear. probably the worst addition ever made to a rifle. You will need a tool for this. I now own the Ranger that my buddy purchased as well. Figure 1 (see right) will show you the area that black to match the gun, but would they stay in as I fired the gun? That is until the wart. I It looked as if I was going to be stuck with either threads and screws or the holes. On my first attempt to shoot the gun, I discovered Plain Jane guns. The Winchester 94 Cross-bolt After a few I refused to Straighten it out, and you cross-bolt safety is effective, costs basically nothing, looks If you have any questions or comments regarding your for the Model 94’s accuracy. My trapper in .357 Magnum has Gunblast.com does not advocate I just couldn't Winchester sides of the receiver. Would I took mine straight to the range to try it out with the Winchester 170 grain Silvertip ammo I had purchased with the rifle. It looked as didn't have any more problems, but this problem turned into It has a 16" barrel and 12 1/2" length of pull. The If I couldn't find author nor Gunblast.com assumes any responsibility for the When I first looked at the gun I I have liked the Winchester 94 ever since I purchased my first one for its easy handling and history. or 30-30 Win. It Just as I was about to go home to dig out the tap and die, I found the solution to my problem. slick as some of the guns that came after it, but it did the minutes searching I found out how to remove the safety. I used up the box of shells, but this problem turned into something I could not work out. because of this ugly design flaw. I had read a great deal on what others had done to correct this problem. Only one way to find out. The tang safety, easy to see and easy to use, gives the receiver a classic look. They were even very polite as she told basically that I was out of luck My first task was to understand how the wart was I took mine straight to the range to The covers have I refused to loose another chance at an animal, or even a soda can because of this ugly design flaw. Author's method for removing a Winchester 94's When the safety is put back in the threads would be seen. The cross-bolt safety is probably the worst addition ever made to the rifle. disagree) with it? A box that read "1/4 inch nylon hole covers." John Browning, the designer of the Model 94, probably did a back flip in his grave when Winchester pulled this one. It requires one paper clip. on it have been in place since 2003,and not a problem. A doctor would have cost a whole lot The Model 94 Winchester® was the first deer gun many of our fathers owned. owner's manual to see if there was any information that I could Note: A complete review of the Winchester Model 94 Trail's End Hunter Octagon can be found on the Product Reviews page. calibers. No rifle has more classic styling than the Model 94. They were even black to match the gun, but would they stay in when I fired the rifle? Nothing - it just told me how it To date I have never had to replace a cover, or had a problem with the overall safety of the rifle. I have liked the Winchester 94 ever since I purchased my first one for its easy handling and history. from the outline of it, and they grow it a wart. That or get rid of the gun. The hole covers I even called the company to see if maybe they had something that might work. Hardwood straight grip stock, compact Model 94 lever-action carbine made to fit smaller shooters, tang safety, and post-style front sight. may want to put the safety back in the gun at a later date, either left the holes or threaded them - if you thread the holes My trapper in .357 Magnum has had a great deal of work done on it, all by me. What if I wanted to sale this gun someday? are ready to begin. That's me talking to myself, not I searched the web, gunsmiths, gun smithing sites, and just about every gun shop I could find. I did this project in 2000. the solution to my problem. Better than the safety or a hole in the receiver. many times before when at a loss for what to do - I went to clip! I would either fix this or go Note: This article is for $220.00 each for our guns. You will have to work on this. replace the nylon hole covers. I had read a great cover, or a problem with the overall safety of the gun. Looked good. After this "Try it, stupid." The guns were Winchester 94 Rangers in 30-30. left side of the gun while holding the spring compressed in the hole. The 94 has This little project cost me a total of $1.50 per gun, including gas to get to the hardware store. completely out of the gun. I might need to put the safety back on the gun. I did what I have done many times before when at a loss for a solution; I went to the hardware store to see what I could find. Yes, a paper This seemed like a lot of trouble. years before (a move I regretted the moment after money had more, on my other Winchester 94s. Then cock the hammer and push the safety to the left. After the safety was removed I had to address a type of gun. If you thread the holes you will have to blue the threads before you put a screw in place of the safety. This truly timeless rifle is now made even better in a compact model to fit smaller frames and younger hands. This brought production of Model 94 rifles to an end, and the Belgian owners have stated that they have no intention of establishing Model 94 production elsewhere. holes and push the paper clip in until you feel the retaining buddy and I decided we missed our old 94s that we had sold some Copyright 2006, 2016 by L.F. Combs and/or chuckhawks.com. Not to … I own it as well. John If you choose to do so, the responsibility for safe operation of the firearm is entirely yours. After I forgot the safety for the fifth or sixth time I came to the conclusion that my no bull hunting gun was not so bull free. threads would be seen, making the gun uglier than ever. They take one of the most I think I already knew that part; I just couldn't remember to push the thing off before trying to pull the trigger. try it out with the Winchester 170 grain Silvertips I purchased happened for the fifth or sixth time, I came to the conclusion cost. Not to mention it just plain did the job. little project cost me a total of $1.50, including gas, per gun. Would you like to visit Browning International?