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.

Weight0.25 lbs
Dimensions7.56 × 5.44 × 0.63 in


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