Global Warming Enthusiast
I have a 1974 model 94 as well VR.
Mine was my dad's. I was with him when he bought it, we had been robbed on vacation and part of the insurance check went to replace his guns. He bought this 94, and 1100 (which I also still have) and a Winchester 190 which I traded for a bag of pot when I was 18.Nice rifle. My first Winchester 94 is #388680xx that is a carbon copy of your rifle.
I started deer hunting when I was 16 years old with a shotgun with slugs. I didn't have much luck. I bought my first (of many) Winchester 94 rifles at the hardware store in town. They sold it since they knew my Dad.
I still like all of them.