I have a Winchester model 1894 2535 W.C.F., serial #272752, that has "from W.F. SHEARD TACOMA, WASH." stamped on the side of the magazine. It belonged to my great grandfather. Can you give me some history on it?
Your grandfather's rifle was manufactured during June of 1905. If you would like to find out the exact date it entered and then was shipped from the Winchester warehouse you can contact the Cody Firearms Museum. You can get "Factory Letter" which will be similare to that below regarding your rifle.
has "from W.F. SHEARD TACOMA, WASH." stamped on the side of the magazine