Winchester 94: PRODUCT SAFETY NOTICE

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  1. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    http://www.winchester.com/library/news/Pages/model-94-warning.aspx


    PRODUCT SAFETY NOTICE - WARNING
    Winchester 94: PRODUCT SAFETY NOTICE - WARNING

    10/2/2014




    WINCHESTER® Model 94 Family of Lever-Action
    Rifles, Carbines, and Muskets with Half-Cock Safety
    Winchester Model 94 (including commemoratives); Winchester Model 1894;Winchester Model 9422 and Model 9422M; Winchester Model 55 Sears® Model 54 and Ted Williams® Model 100; Winchester Model 64 and 64A; Winchester Centennial ’66; Winchester Canadian Centennial ‘67
    Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is warning users of the above firearms that when there is a live cartridge in the chamber, dropping, jarring or bumping the firearm may cause an accidental discharge, which may result in property damage, serious personal injury or death to the user or others:
    • With the hammer in the full-down position, a slight impact to, or bumping the hammer can cause a discharge.
    • With the hammer in the half-cock safety position, a hard impact to the hammer, such as from dropping the firearm, can break the safety mechanism and cause a discharge.
    • With the hammer in any position, a hard impact, such as from dropping or jarring the firearm, can cause a discharge, even if the hammer is not impacted.
    To reduce the risk of accidental discharge, follow safe firearm handling practices, including:
    • Always maintain control of the firearm and keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction at all times.
    • Never place the hammer in the full-down position when there is a live cartridge in the chamber.
    • Never rely on the half-cock safety to prevent accidental discharge due to dropping or jarring the firearm, or hard impacts to the hammer.
    • When there is a live cartridge in the chamber, avoid activities that increase the risk of dropping or jarring the rifle, such as running, climbing, crossing a fence, and taking the firearm up and down from a tree stand.
    This is not an ammunition or firearm recall.
    For Winchester firearm owner’s manuals please go to www.winchesterguns.com/customerservice/ownersmanuals
    © 2014 WINCHESTER 600 Powder Mill Road East Alton, IL 62024-1273
     
  2. Mauserhooked

    Mauserhooked Well-Known Member

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    How can this not justify a firearms recall?
     

  3. Nogoat

    Nogoat Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, long time issue what prompted this at this time? Same goes for my 94 Marlin


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  4. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    So over 100 years later they decide it`s unsafe ?
     
  5. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    Wondering if the Lever is cracked down just a little as well, does this render the Rifle safe, as the Marlin does ?
     
  6. 28Shooter

    28Shooter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Anybody with any knowledge of the Winchester Model 94 family knows that these are and have been issues to be cognizant of and I personally don't see why this is now a problem. Sounds like lawyer/insurance company paranoia. I guess folks in the 19th and 20th centuries just had more common sense when it came to handling their firearms.
     
  7. FOUR4D4

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    It is a law suit thing.With everybody buying guns with the current gun grabbers out there.A lot of first time gun buyers out there own one gun and are suddenly experts not knowing gun safety a lot of them jumped on the gun owner bandwagon over night.