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I caught part of " Destination Tokyo" with Cary Grant on the TV last night. Submarine drops 3 guys ashore near Tokyo as part of planning for "first bombing raid on Japan" (Doolittle Raid, I assume). The landing party is carrying what appear to be Winchester '94s.

 

Did the Navy ever provide sub crews with lever guns?

 

LL

 

 

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Dang, I thought this was a thread about rifles made during WWII...I have a great old '94 .30-30 made in 1942.

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Dang, I thought this was a thread about rifles made during WWII...I have a great old '94 .30-30 made in 1942.

 

Does it have traces of sea water corrosion?

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http://winchestercollector.org/?s=army&post_type=magazine

>The U.S. Army purchased 1,800 Model 1894 carbines on December 29, 1917 to help guard strategic defense industries in the Pacific Northwest.<

So it appears the military DID buy and issue 94s, but not to sub crews. Although with 1800 of 'em in the armory since WW1, they might've.

 

I know Hague-allowed ammo was available.

 

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The Canadians bought some, but most went to a sad end.

 

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/09/04/winchester-94-wwii/

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I too watched that movie. the thing that really caught my eye was when the spies reported back to the ship by radio, the communications crew on the ship decided to record their message. They pulled out a wax disc and put it on a turntable to record. We've come a long way baby.

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