Too many pics there of the B.B rifle and not enough of the old one. The barrel is called 'half round/half octagon', Not rare, but not as many as the full octagon. Oddly enough, the earlier 94's were harder to get in a round barrel, but people tend to like the octagons more now when collecting. What you have is a special order rifle. The combination of features tells that story. Back when your rifle was manufactured, the buyer could mail in a post card describing what they wanted. Winchester finally came out with standard features for the most part, but a custom rifle could still be ordered with certain limited features. It is definitely a cool rifle that you should be proud to own. Don't ever sand the wood or do anything silly like reblueing it.
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