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S." The rifles were intended for United States Army Signal Corps personnel stationed in the Pacific Northwest to prevent labor strike actions from interrupting manufacture of Sitka spruce lumber for framing the fuselage and wings of military aircraft.
To release Lee–Enfield rifles for infantry use, the Royal Navy purchased approximately 5,000 .30-30 caliber Model 94 rifles in 1914 for shipboard guard duty and mine-clearing.
France purchased 15,100 Model 1894 carbines equipped with sling swivels on the left side of the buttstock and barrel band, and with metric gradations on the No. These French carbines were issued to motorcycle couriers, artillery troops, trench railway personnel, and some balloon units.
Some of these rifles acquired Belgian proofmarks when sold as surplus through Belgium.
These rifles in the 835800 to 852500 serial number range were marked atop the receiver ring with a flaming bomb and "U.
As a result, it was the first sporting rifle to sell over 7,000,000 units.
The millionth Model 1894 was given to President Calvin Coolidge in 1927, the 1½ millionth rifle to President Harry S.
The 1894 was produced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company through 1980 and then by U. Repeating Arms under the Winchester brand until they ceased manufacturing rifles in 2006.
Reproductions are being made by the Miroku company of Japan and imported into the United States by the Browning Arms company of Morgan, Utah. The Model 1894 is the rifle credited with the name "Winchester" being used to refer to all rifles of this type and was the first commercial sporting rifle to sell over 7,000,000 units.