Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Sporting Rifle
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I’ve always had a Winchester 94. I mean it. My dad stored a ’94 under my crib as a baby. But I’ve never owned one this fine.

The Miroku-made Winchester Model 1894 Deluxe Sporting Rifle is one of the finest standard models to ever carry the Winchester name.

For those shooters who only know of the Model 94 from its US Repeating Arms Company days, the Miroku guns will feel fantastically smooth in operation by comparison. For folks who have 60-year-old guns with a lot of use, the action of the new Model 94s will feel very much like a homecoming.

The Miroku Winchesters bring back rounded bolt trunnions and have added a relief cut to the bottom of the bolt to reduce drag. You’ll also find radiused edges along the color case hardened lever, all of which add up to a great feel on a slick, fast action.

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The ridiculously long rollmark on the right side of the barrel tells the modern story of Winchester Repeating Arms.

Made by Miroku – Japan – Imported by BACO, Inc – Morgan, Utah
Winchester is a registered trademark of Olin Corporation

BACO, of course, is Browning Arms Company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fabrique National Hertsal of Belgium.

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Some folks are concerned by a Japanese-made rifle. I’m assuming those folks are over 80 years old and carry a reasonable grudge against the land of the rising sun. But when it comes to pure quality, these rifles are exceptionally good. I have Model 94s from every era of production, save the cross-bolt safety models. This Miroku-made rifle is the best of them.

I’ve been looking for this particular rifle for years. That’s because it’s the only new production .30-30 Winchester chambered lever action rifle I can find on the market that comes from the factory with a 24-inch barrel.

For all its success, the .30-30 Win is a ballistically mediocre cartridge. A full rifle-length barrel helps the shooter by providing a bit more speed over the now more common 20-inch tubes, so the 24” barrel was a must. Everything else is a bonus. A big one.

Take a look at the stock . . .

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The wood is gorgeous, full of swirls and flame. The black walnut is checkered at 22 lines per inch. Taking a look at the Miroku website, they typically machine checker stocks and then follow it up, deepening and “correcting” the checkering by hand. Whatever method they use, the result is deep grooves and fine points on wood far above what is being produced by the other large lever gun manufacturers.

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If you want to get a better look at the people and process involved in all of the finishes of the Deluxe Sporting Rifle, head over to Miroku’s website and read their chief polisher’s philosophy on his work.

You’ll also see where much of the beauty of the metalwork comes from…experience and diligence.

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That’s evident on both the receiver and the barrel itself. The receiver is a breathtaking swirl of grays and blues, greens and browns, all due to the color case hardening process of the metal.

That 24-inch button rifled barrel is half octagonal, half round. It’s blued and polished to a gleaming black.

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Note the color case hardening continues to the lever, the steel crescent butt plate and the fore-end cap on the longer, rifle-length fore stock.

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The excellent front sight is from Marble Arms and features a thin post with a small brass bead with a flattened face. It’s perfect for precise shots in a wide range of lighting conditions.

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The buckhorn rear is less than ideal. Style-wise, it’s great and the sight itself is well-made with swooping, polished lines. Unfortunately, the “ears” are far too wide and the slot for the front sight post is far too narrow.

If this were a gun designed for tight brush hunting, that rear sight would work, but then it wouldn’t go with the 24-inch barrel and the small front sight. Instead, the rear sight is the worst of both worlds, making precision shots possible, but very slow, and fast shots on close-in or moving targets particularly imprecise.

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If you want to keep that rear sight, I’d highly recommend you take a file to the vertical slot and open it up a bit. Otherwise that front sight post will completely fill the space, making it very difficult to see when the front post is in the middle of the rear sight. The better option is to pull it off altogether and install a peep site, which is what I did immediately after this review.

All of these Miroku-produced guns feature drilled and tapped receivers and the ability to add a hammer spur for mounting a scope to the rifle. Since all of these guns also feature an angle-eject feature, there’s really no issue installing a scope, although it would certainly ruin the appearance of this particular model.

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For those of you not familiar with the newer 94s, angle eject is exactly what it sounds like. The bolt still sits on the top of the receiver, but right as the cartridge is released from the bolt face, it’s pushed slightly starboard, where it then jumps across the top of the frame and to the right. This feature serves to aid with the use of a magnified optic. Give the lever a hard yank and you’ll find the empty shell launches fully clear, but rather than straight up, it will head off and land over your right shoulder.

The trigger is okay for a lever action centerfire rifle. It broke at an average of 6 lbs, 5 oz from three pulls with my Lyman digital trigger scale. That break comes all at once, with very little squish or slop after you squeeze down firmly on the lever and pull back on the shoe.

The issue that makes the trigger no better than okay is the grip safety indent. More than any of my other 94s, this particular rifle needs to be squeezed quite hard to disengage that safety. That means the shooter has to keep a very tight grip around the gun while still gently squeezing the trigger.

Because of the shape of the traditional stock, that works great from standing or kneeling, but it’s more challenging in the prone or off bags.

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The newer Winchester guns made by Miroku wisely remove the out-of-place and unnecessary cross-bolt safety. That safety has been replaced by a tang-mounted safety instead, which is far more visually appealing.

Because the 94 has both the aforementioned grip safety as well as a rebounding hammer, any additional safety is almost always redundant. The only realistic use case I can find for the tang-mounted safety is when a shooter changes their mind about shooting, wants to lower the hammer, and for some reason doesn’t want to remove heavy winter gloves. But for a few of you hard-core northern woods hunters, that tang-mounted safety is a nice-to-have feature.

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As expected, reliability is perfect with any flat-nosed or round-nosed bullet I have available in weights from 150 to 180gr. I also used one box of Hornady’s LeveRevolution 160gr FTX round and it worked just fine as well. (That Hornady commercial round lives up to its name and turns the .30-30 Win into a legitimate 300-yard deer rifle.)

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Other than pure nostalgia, one of the reasons I wanted a Model 94 with a 24-inch barrel (the original length the .30-30 Win was shipped with) was for its longer sight radius. I’d like to see what’s possible with the old lever gun and its first smokeless cartridge with just irons, and every bit of sight radius helps with that. I didn’t have very many commercial loads to test, but those that I had available scored well.

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The Winchester Deer Season XP 150gr round nosed cartridge printed 3.8” groups at 100 yards when shot from a Caldwell stinger shooting rest. Hornady’s Reduced Recoil 150gr round nose cartridge did a bit worse, right at 4”. The best shooting commercial group, which genuinely surprised me, was Remington’s 170 Grain Core-Lokt Soft Point Box cartridge, at 3.5”. I’d have no qualms at all with using that widely distributed and relatively inexpensive round with this rifle on deer out to 200 yards and maybe a bit further.

The homemade round I shoot in all my 94s is 29 grains of IMR 4064 behind a 150r flat nosed jacketed round printed 4.4-inch groups. That combination rarely shoots great in anything, but shoots okay in everything, is easy on old guns, and kills deer and pigs just fine.

All groups were five-shot groups averaged over four shot strings, untimed and on a fouled bore and using the supplied iron sights.

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Some of my 94s are over 100 years old. Some only 50. All of them look like they’ve been down the trail a few times.

The Deluxe Sporting Model looks like it’s designed for the discriminating hunter who wanted the best, a century ago. Right now it looks great propped up against my desk. It’ll look even better this fall, propped up against a Whitetail.

Specifications: Winchester Model 94 Deluxe Sporting Rifle

Caliber: .30-30 Win
Barrel Length: 24 inches
Overall Length: 42½ inches
Length of Pull: 13½ inches
Drop at Comb: 1¼ inch
Drop at Heel: 1¾ inch
Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Twist Rate: 1:12
Rifling: Triple-checked button rifled
Barrel Finish: Polished Blued
Stock Finish: Oil
Wood Grade: Grade V/VI Walnut Stock with satin oil finish, authentic straight-grip styling and cut checkering
Receiver Finish: Color Case
Chamber Finish: Polished
Barrel Material: Steel
Barrel Contour: Sporter, Half Round Half Octagonal, triple checked button rifled
Stock Material: Black Walnut
Recoil Pad: Crescent Metal
Checkering: Cut 22 LPI
Sling Swivel Studs: None
Receiver Material: Steel
Trigger Finish: Brushed Polish
Magazine Type: Full-Length Tube
Trigger Material: Steel
Trigger Guard Material: Steel
Sights: Marble Arms front sight and adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight
Drilled and Tapped for Scope: Yes
MSRP: $2,229.99 (about $1950 retail)

Style and appearance * * * * 9/10
The polar opposite of a “tactical lever gun.” The tang-mounted safety is the only thing that takes way from its potential perfection.

Customization * * *
Do not.

Reliability * * * * *

Accuracy * * *
This new model shoots about the same as my older models that are in very good condition. The installation of a rear peep-style sight improved both speed and accuracy. (Separate review pending of the peep sights.)

Overall * * * *
The Winchester Model 94 Deluxe Sporting model is the epitome of a fine factory lever gun. I dearly wish other manufacturers would follow Winchester’s example here. The price reflects the level of effort that goes into producing a gun of this quality, and the fact that these models are sold out just about everywhere shows there is a solid market for them. One star off for the wrong rear sight for the model, mediocre accuracy, and a grip safety that’s too difficult to disengage.

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  1. I’ve had Marlin and Winchester .30-30’s. I think the Marlin has a slight edge in ease of maintenance. Fewer jiggly parts. I think the Winchester carries better. Flatter and slightly lighter. They both shoot well enough for their purpose.

    If memory serves my first 94 was 79 dollars new out the door.

    As for Made in Japan. I drive Toyota because it works a charm. I’ve never used a Japanese made rifle, that I am aware of. But Browning shotguns were made there and they worked just fine.

    • Yup. My Toyota pickups have all gone more than 300k miles without issue, and that includes almost daily off roading. My latest Tundra went 400k. Had to buy a Chevrolet as my last truck as there were no 4WD Toyotas available at the time. It went back to the dealer 4 times within the first year. Bought the wife an Escalade. That lasted a couple months until she went back to a Japanese SUV.

      • My first new car was an ’89 Civic si.

        Sold it when it had over 300,000 miles on it (unsure exactly how many miles, since the speedo cable broke at around 220,000 miles, and never bothered to replace it. I knew how fast I was going by what gear I was in, and the RPMs).

        Sold it about 5 years after the speedo cable broke, still running but burning a bit of oil to a kid for 500 bucks.

        I kept seeing it around town for years after. Honda made them right…

      • I put 300,00+ miles on my Toyota PK. 4WD, 22R engine. Last year model before the Tacoma body style. I drove it like an ATV with a cab when there was no such thing. I finally sold it to a friend who did some cosmetic work to it. That was 2014. He drives it regularly today. As an aside, I had a Winchester Model 12 20 built in Japan. It was a death ray on dove. Still kicking my ass for trading for the 700 that I’ve never fired.

    • people bought these guns…and they became immensely popular…because they were cheap..[which they no longer are].. and adequate…all gussied up..and I have one that fits that description…doesn’t change that…..

      • I hear this all the time, how guns used to be so much cheaper than they are now, and it’s just not true. According to my 1918 Winchester catalog, the price has risen all of about 15%, relative to inflation. Considering the rarity now as compared to then, that’s pretty great.

        • People forget that when we paid 35cents for gas and 79 bucks for a .30-30 that most of us lived on less than a 100 bucks a week.

          Now even the poors in this country have smart phones and are fat.

        • JWM, I remember when they put the 3rd spot for a digit on the sign at the Glosson’s garage in Dripping Springs, TX. People gawked openly. Hell in a handbasket.

    • The (non-Ruger) Marlin’s had the advantage of microgroove rifling. I’ve chronoed a couple loads and found the rumors of higher velocities are indeed true. Shot from my Remlin 336BL, Federal’s 150gr Fusion load (e.g.) netted exactly the same results printed on the box for 24″ barrels from the 336’s 18-1/2″ barrel.

  2. Wow! That’s a good looking rifle. Although I prefer a shorter barrel on a lever action. Can that lever safety be cleaned up and the tang safety deactivated? I might have to buy one anyway. Just because I can.

  3. For a rifle that costs that much it should arrive with no sight issues or have a grip safety when there is an easy access manual safety, and with a 24″ barrel it should produce tighter groups from a rest. Overall the issues are minor when compared to the rifle’s finer points but still enough to prompt shopping around.

    • In my world a 4-inch or better group at 100 yards with nothing but iron sights is pretty fantastic.

        • And there you go–that rifle will deliver 1.5-inch groups at 100 yards.

          Furthermore, that rifle may actually be capable of even better groups: factory ammunition, slight winds, and ever-so-slight human error (sorry JWT!) could all add up to create a slightly larger group than the rifle’s inherent capability.

          If there were absolutely no wind on the target range, the rifle was clamped into the equivalent of a ransom rest, and the shooter was using top-notch hand loads with precision bullets, that rifle may very well deliver 1/2-inch groups at 100 yards.

  4. May I ask how many 94s you own? Based on your description of the rifle and manufacturing process I guessed a much higher price and was pleasantly surprised. Thank you.

  5. Ok. Now it’s racist time.

    Japanese Winchester. Cowboy … on a horse… with Japanese Winchester. WTF is the world coming to. Let me just get out my asian lever action here. This is about on par with a Samurai sword made in the USA. LOL. Imagine a Japanese family, presenting a Samurai sword as a gift, to a well known Japanese family … and it being made in the USA. LOL LOL.

    Somebody hand me a rice hat while I do this shuffle.

    Now… that said. okay. okay. I get it. Japan makes precision stuff. The other day I was trying to buy a tiny motor that had burned up because of user error, and it was unobtainium. It’s a small motor, about 2 inches long and about 3/4″ in diameter. And it cost me like $150. And why? Because they aren’t made anywhere but Japan. They are 30,000 rpm motor, with a machined SS body to the 0.001 of an inch, with internal neodymium magnets (Brushless motor). It’s a tiny motor that is like 30 watts. And I still use 1960s Japan made Tasco binoculars because they are excellent. It’s made out of standard borosilicate glass, which is the old stuff, but they are still really good. Picture is super bright and super clear.

    It’s just something I have to get used to here. it’s not about the quality, because the quality is likely very good maybe even better than ours. It’s about appearances. It’s about tradition, and nationalist pride. Made in America! Hurrruh!

    So… Maybe i’ll go buy one, eventually, begrudgingly, and not begrudgingly because it’s made by Japanese people in Japan, but because it can no longer be made in America, with the quality the Japanese people can produce at this price.

    • RE: anonymouse…”This is about on par with a Samurai sword made in the USA. LOL. Imagine a Japanese family, presenting a Samurai sword as a gift, to a well known Japanese family … and it being made in the USA. LOL LOL. Somebody hand me a rice hat while I do this shuffle.”

      If the sword quality was there my money says a Japanese family would show more respect for the swordsmith than to say, “Somebody hand me a budweiser hat while I do this shuffle.”
      Why bother blowing so much smoke when just Buy A Henry if Made-In is such a big deal?

    • There are approximately 2,900 McDonalds restaurants in Japan. So it’s not like every single Japanese person is some sort of cultural purist.
      I prefer to purchase stuff from freedom loving democracies. Japan certainly qualifies. A new production 1894 is simply a new gun that looks like an old one. I see no reason to get bent out of shape about where it was made.
      But lets assume your analogy of the katana is correct. It’s worth noting that Japanese long swords date from the early 1300’s, and that lever action rifles are only about 125 years old. Come to think of it, nothing in America is over 500 years old. I would submit that katana are much more deeply embedded in Japanese culture than the lever action rifle is embedded in American culture.

      • Meant to say the 1894 is only about 125 years old. But that also means different lever actions won the West.

  6. The dean of gun writers “Jack O’Connor’s wife (Elenore)had to use a Winchester 30/30 when her 7×57’s ammo was misplaced somewhere. She missed a big buck and swore better than any sailor at the Winchester for its pedestrian accuracy and outdated slow moving cartridge.

    Why anyone would want to hunt with such an outdated archaic design and chamberings, which is also very difficult to scope, is simply beyond my understanding except of course maybe for nostalgia because you inherited Great Grandpa’s relic of the past and he probably hated the gun as much as Eleanor did.

    The newer made Winchester guns are made mostly of junk castings and the new Marlins have been so cheapened they now have junk plastic cartridge carriers which break as they come out of the box.

    • And once again dacian shows he hasn’t got a clue.

      Sad. But what do you expect from an uneducated buffoon.

    • darcydodo…The competition is sinking and the door is wide azz open for you to jump in and show the world how it is done. All you have to do is build a better mousetrap.

    • It’s more than adequate as a deer rifle, particularly in wooded areas. It is simple, reliable, and easy to use.
      By contrast, you are merely simple. I guess one out of three ain’t bad.

    • dacian, I appreciate guns that are made of steel and walnut. That may lead some folks to accuse me of fuddery, but at least no one ever accused me of being an idjit, unless it was a case of projection on their part.

  7. Have only owned one lever action…Browning BL-22…..and never a .30-.30. Seems like a horrible oversight for an American. Was primed to buy this one in a heartbeat until I saw the price above $2000. Mind you, I spend whatever I want on guns….God has been better financially than I ever deserved, my adult supervision is gone, collecting Barretts like candy with the full rainbow of colors ever produced in M107A1, MRAD…yeah the Coyotte MK22 Deployment Kit….Rec7, and REC10, and most Fieldcraft iterations….got more AR15/10s than “Carter has liver pills.” But, I can pass on this offering. Probably buy a Henry just because of their active support for the 2A.

    • I’m passing on account of $$price¥¥ for sure. Also don’t want all those redundant safeties nor having to pay someone to remove them.
      In spite of the fact that I own several US-made lever rifles already and don’t “need” another gun anyway, have had my 𓂀𓂀 on a Henry for some time. Just havent decided which one… yet.
      Really I want a .45-70- just cuz… guess it’s an American thing eh…

  8. Drop-dead beautiful for the price.

    Then you say do not customize it, then you do customize it. (It did need it.) Just trying to figure that out… 🙂

    • My 94 is a beater that I bought behind a convenience store in the parking lot. LOL

      When the guy handed it to me, the stock fell off. It’s made in 1971. I restored it, with mostly labor, and now its beautiful and functional.

  9. I have a ’92 Miroku in .45 Colt with a 24″ barrel, but without such a gorgeous stock. Holds 13 rounds. Trigger was awful, extremely heavy. Had it improved a bit with a new hammer spring, so now it is up to “adequate for its purposes.” I bought it very lightly used for $700. It is a great plinker with “cowboy” loads, but can be hand loaded, within reason, to some serious oomph.

  10. I am a sucker for some of the “classic” firearms: I love revolvers, lever-action rifles, and 1911s.

    The bluing on that rifle is incredible. I would love to simply have a piece of plate steel in some interesting shape with that bluing on it.


    Does that rifle have a “half-cock” hammer safety position? I really love lever-action rifles with a half-cock hammer safety.

    (For anyone who does not know, a half-cock hammer safety position enables you to load a cartridge in the chamber and ever-so-carefully lower the hammer to the half-cock position for safe handling once you are sitting down at your hunting location. Then, if your quarry comes into view, all you have to do is pull the hammer the rest of the way back and you are ready to fire.)

    • Me too. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Ruger will bring back the .357 Marlin carbine. I have a gp100-7 and I was just thinking about a snubby .357 belly gun. Talk about a trio.

      • Finished the same, stock them similarly, and with a little “A” level engraving on each. Heck of a battery.

    • Take a close look at the 9th photo, the receiver as shown from above. As there is a rebounding hammer, what would have otherwise been the half-cock position is now the static resting position of the hammer. It’s a better, safer design, and one of the reasons the tang-mounted safety has very little value.

      • Doesnt the original JMB(genuflects towards Utah)-designed Winnie-94 have a similar “grip safety” as in the lever must ever-so-slightly be squeezed into the grip for the trigger to fire? If memory serves, havent used a ’94 since I can remember- a Marlin and BLR guy here..

  11. Grip safety? I don’t understand and can’t discern it from the photos. Will someone help clarify it for me? Thanks.

    • There’s a little tab that has to be depressed by squeezing the loop into the grip. You can see it in the 3rd photo. The gun won’t fire until this is depressed.

      • Thank you. I was thinking that direction. Seems rather silly and possibly ripe for malfunction.

  12. Damn, 2 grand for a 30-30! My first center fire rifle I purchased myself was a second? hand Winchester from a local hardware store in NW. Wisconsin many years ago. $50.00 and out the door. Used the rifle in the woods for years. pre 64 24 inch barrel beat up and worn old rifle. Hangs on the wall today. Hey, some people have dead animals on the wall. I have the firearms I killed the animals with on the wall. Easier to clean and keep looking nice than some moth-eaten stuffed critter.
    The rifle in question appears to be well made and does look good. Yes, I do like it. But, I don’t like it 2 grand worth. Although I may like it a little more after next years tax returns come out. We’ll see.

  13. Nice looking stock, but case hardening on a modern gun is gauche. If you’re going to change the design of the original gun, why not add a way to unload it without cycling the action? Or better yet go with the ’95 as a base and use STANAG magazines for modern cartridges.

    • I don’t like a bill-board, especially on an expensive-ish rifle. My mind immediately jumped to “How can that be removed without spoiling the rifle?”…

  14. Miroku does make fine firearms. I keep waiting for Winchester to bring back the Trapper/Wrangler for folks who shoot (not collect).

    While my USRAC trapper (early 90s) is not as finely finished as a Miroku gun, it does have a hammer forged barrel which is typically more accurate than button rifled barrels in my experience.

    It surprises me that Winchester currently only chases the Cowboy Action and Collector crowd. Short barreled lever guns will always sell. Maybe Herschtal bought stock in Rossi.

  15. just had the 94ae out by poy sippi. .44mag ringing various plates at 50yds all day. had a bunch of old 180gr rem loads, the slower twist rate spins them well enough in 16″.
    second outing for the .22 mare’s leg. fun and useless, other than fun.
    did not bring the .444, he has one.
    first time shooting 7mm ultra mag.
    midwest shooter’s supply had no tok or mak loads.

  16. I will just say that this review was a genuine pleasure to read. I can smell the gun oil and almost feel the checkering on that wood.

  17. I see a wee bit of hypocrisy in the review, LOL.
    Under “Customization***,” the author strictly commands, “Do not.”
    But in the category, “Accuracy***,” the author advises customizing the rifle, saying, “The installation of a rear peep-style sight improved both speed and accuracy,”
    and in the body of the article, the author recommends customizing the rifle, saying, “The better option is to pull it off altogether and install a peep site [sic], which is what I did immediately after this review.”

    Um, last time I checked, removing the original buckhorn sight from a lever-action rifle and adding a peep sight instead is customization! LOL

  18. It’s called a lever safety. Why in the world would you call it a grip safety? I started looking for a 1911 style grip safety on the straight stock.🤣Squeeze the lever up to the stock and it releases the plunger so you can pull the trigger. Bypassing the tang safety is very easy. Nice looking gun. Too bad the owner uses such bad definitions of things.

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  20. Jesus H. Christ on a pogo stick. Two grand and it has a billy-goat trigger, an improperly fitted safety, mismatched iron sights, and doesn’t shoot as well as the typical out-of-the-box Mini-14 or AK. But that wood shore is purty, boys, am I rite?

  21. Obviously Abbey Abbie (if she’s an honest Abbie) can afford one of these Nipponchesters, I await her review of them!

    FWIW, the Japanese can make better-than-good firearms, as they proved with the Arisaka line of rifles in ww2 (Their “Great Pacific War”).

  22. Is the receiver machines steel from a solid block like the ore 64s or pressed sintered steel like the post 64s? I have pre and post and have seen the Miroku they sure are pretty!

  23. The Model 94 Deluxe sporter looks really great but I can’t get my head around how poorly they shoot. My 450 Marlin shoots quarter sized groups at 100 yds from a bench rest.

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