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Winchester 1894 Rifle


Winchester 1894 Rifle

Whether you have Dad's or Granddad's old Winchester or a new one purchased this year, after taking this course you will be able to clean and repair that old 94 and use it or give it to your son or daughter. Applicable to all models and variations of this gun. Using a custom cut-away gun, The Master, Bob Dunlap, will take you inside the 94 and let you see how it works and what to do to maintain and repair Americas Best Selling Center fire Rifle ever.

If you want the quick course on how to get the Winchester 1894 Rifle apart, back together, and operating as intended, then this course is for you (if you want the long course, look into our basic 108 hour Professional Gunsmith Course.) 

Among the items covered are:

  • The history of the Winchester 1894 and its inventor, John M. Browning is given
  • A brief history of other lever action firearms is given
  • Two versions of the 1894 are shown and compared (Pre and Post 1964)
  • An even later version of the 1894 and its rebounding hammer/ hammer blocking safety is discussed
  • The use of top mounted scopes is discussed
  • Other similarities and differences in the various versions are discussed
  • Cautions are given concerning re-bluing the firearms, as the receivers metal composition has changed over the years
Design & Function
  • The operation of this lever action firearm is shown and demonstrated
  • The function of the carrier is shown and demonstrated
  • Cartridge stop operation is shown and demonstrated
  • Ammunition feeding is shown and demonstrated, step by step
  • Bolt and hammer interaction is shown and explained
  • Trigger safety function is shown and demonstrated
  • The carrier and its function are shown outside of the gun, close-up
  • Cartridge stop is shown close-up, outside of the rifle
  • Extractor and ejector are shown close up and their functions are demonstrated outside of the gun
  • The three safety systems are shown and explained in depth. Their functions are all demonstrated
  • Various functions of individual parts continue to be explained and demonstrated during the disassembly process
  • The disassembly of the sights and barrel bands is explained
  • Butt stock removal is shown and demonstrated
  • Link and lever removal and disassembly are shown and demonstrated
  • Trigger plate and main spring removal is shown and demonstrated. Differences in other versions disassemblies are explained
  • Trigger plate disassembly is shown and demonstrated
  • Locking block and carrier removal is shown and demonstrated
  • Bolt removal is shown
  • Spring cover and cartridge guide removal is shown and demonstrated. Caution is given not to strip the screw. The differences in Pre and Post 64 rifles are explained. Special tools are shown and their usage is explained
  • The cartridge guides are discussed
  • Magazine tube information and tips for removal and reassembly are given
  • Locking block and bolt disassembly (extractor, ejector and firing pin) is shown and demonstrated
  • The extractors functions are explained in depth
Cleaning & Lubrication
  • AGI cleaning & lubrication methods shown, along with the reasons for their use
  • After cleaning, dry with high pressure air gun, hair dryer, or in the oven on Warm ~185-200 degrees (metal parts ONLY)
  • Lubing the Bob way, and what kind he likes
Troubleshooting & Reassembly
  • Bob suggests separating parts into their subassemblies
  • Link and lever reassembly is shown and demonstrated
  • Locking block reassembly is demonstrated
  • Bolt reassembly is shown and demonstrated
  • Trigger housing (lower tang) reassembly is demonstrated
  • Troubleshooting tips on the hammers operation (positive and negative sear engagement, eliminating creep, etc.) are given and explained in depth. Caution about doing trigger jobs is given
  • Troubleshooting tips on the carrier spring are given
  • Carrier spring and spring cover reassembly
  • Carrier reassembly is shown and demonstrated
  • Troubleshooting tips and tip shape rules for the firing pin are given
  • Bolt and locking block reassembly are shown and demonstrated
  • Trigger housing reassembly is shown and demonstrated
  • Main spring and lever reassembly are shown and demonstrated
  • Butt stock reassembly is demonstrated
  • Operation and safety checks of the rifle are shown and demonstrated
  • Sling swivels are discussed
  • Scope mounts and open sights are explained and discussed
  • Summary

If you noticed how often the terms explanation and demonstration are used, you may be getting some idea of why this course is necessary for any Winchester 1894 Rifle owner, or someone who intends to be.

How much does your Professional Course cost? The answer can be found in our intro pack. We recommend to anyone considering our Professional Course that they get the Introduction to Gunsmithing Packet as this packet includes a video with a sample gunsmithing lesson. It also includes an Enrollment Form that lists the costs of each Course level available as well as the material covered in each level.

Do I have to pay $7 s/h on each retail video? No, we discount shipping on multiple video orders. The new website calculates shipping based on weight and destination. In most cases, the actual shipping is less than listed in the catalog.

Is there a time limit to complete your course? No, our course is self-paced. As you complete sections of the course and submit your tests, we provide certification of completion for that portion of the course.

Can I become certified by taking your retail courses? Answers vary. If you are intending to purchase all the videos in our Law Enforcement Armorer's Course, for example, as long as you buy the test separately you can obtain a Certification as a Law Enforcement Armorer once you complete the testing successfully. Otherwise you would need to purchase one of our certified professional courses in order to obtain a profession Gunsmithing certificate.

What does your Professional Gunsmithing Course Introductory Lesson cover?The Introductory Lesson is one hour and includes complete information on how to get started Gunsmithing. You will also learn how to insure reliable auto-pistol feeding and how to prevent jams, checking and adjusting "range" on Smith and Wesson revolvers, how a gas system works on a Colt AR-15, AR-7 trigger repairs, timing and understanding cartridge stops of a Remington 870 and much more! 

Are your Courses guaranteed? Yes! The American Gunsmithing Institute is proud to offer a 100%, "Bulletproof Guarantee." We are so sure of the quality of our Courses and products that you may return any item purchased directly from AGI for a full refund (less shipping) for up to 90 days after purchase date. Defective DVDs and videos will be replaced for up to 1 year. The only question we will ask is: "How did we fail you?"

Does AGI offer other Certified Courses aside from the Professional Gunsmithing Course? Yes. We also offer a Certified Machine Shop Course, complete with Lathe, Mill and general Machine Shop instruction. Additionally AGI offers a Certified Welding Course and a Certified Locksmithing Course.

What do the Disassembly/Reassembly Courses cover? AGI offers D/R Courses that clearly demonstrate the complete process of disassembly and reassembly step-by-step. The Courses use close-up views to provide comprehensive instruction. Each DVD Video Manual covers one specific model or family of firearms and is indexed to help the user quickly find the information that they are looking for. At the price of only $19.97 each (plus s/h), these video manuals are must have support information for anyone who owns one of these firearms.  

What do the Armorer's Courses cover?AGI's Armorer's Courses teach you how to disassemble, maintain, repair and reassemble your choice of the 51 guns featured. These videos are packed with exclusive information and are equal to a complete Factory Armorer's Course! While our Disassembly/Reassembly Courses contain invaluable information, our Armorer's Courses contain so much more. Master Gunsmith and AGI Instructor Robert "Bob" Dunlap explains design and function using exclusive factory cutaway firearm models, giving you close-up details of the internal functions you would not otherwise be able to see. All AGI Armorer's Course DVDs include a FREE printable schematic!    

Are your Instructors experienced in their fields? Absolutely. Master Gunsmith and AGI Senior Instructor Robert "Bob" Dunlap is a widely respected authority in the firearm industry and spent over 35 years as the senior instructor at Lassen College's internationally known Gunsmithing School. Master Gunsmith Gene Shuey is a world class custom gun builder, former world class competitive shooter and current trainer specializing in 1911 and Glock pistols, IPSC limited and open class guns, and high-end custom rifles. Darrell Holland is a well known custom rifle builder, writer and lecturer who is always inventing new performance shooting products. Ken Brooks is a graduate of the renowned Gunsmithing program at Lassen College and continues his journey by working full time for Bob Dunlap. Gene Kelly is the President of AGI and the Gun Club of America. He graduated from Lassen College's Gunsmithing program and worked as a Professional Gunsmith prior to founding AGI. T.R. Graham is a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and is a known authority, author and Gunsmith specializing in Glocks and other handguns. Master Armorer John Bush is an AGI Instructor and a consultant to manufacturers and importers of military firearms, and is certified as an Expert Witness in firearm cases.