SOLD FOR: $1,190.00
Make: Winchester Repeating Arms
Model: 94 Takedown Rifle
Serial Number: 1056532
Year of Manufacture: 1929
Caliber: .30-30 Winchester
Action Type: This takedown rifle has a lever action with a full length tubular magazine.
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA / -WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-“, “-WINCHESTER- / -TRADE MARK-“, “MODEL 94 -30-30 WIN-“. The top of the barrel at the rear and the top of the receiver’s chamber ring are each marked with an ovalled “WP” proof. The top tang is marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK- / -MADE IN U.S.A.-“. The takedown lever is marked “-PAT. JUNE 6. 1893-“. The bottom of the receiver at the front is marked “1056532”. The bottom tang, just in front of the trigger, is marked “CL”.
Barrel Length: 26″ Round
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel with the rear face painted red. The rear sight is a “V”-notch semi-buckhorn leaf and elevator sight with the notched leaf in the center of the sight fine-adustable for elevation. The top tang is drilled, tapped and filled to accept a peep sight (none included)
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2-piece smooth walnut with a straight grip, a blued steel nosecap and a blued checkered steel buttplate. The forend has several scattered light-moderate compressions, nicks, dings, and drag lines. The buttstock has several scattered light scrapes, scuffs, compressions, drag lines and scratches with a more notable ding in the front of the comb and patches of thinning finish in the left of the wrist. The belly and the bottom of the nosecap have holes drilled for sling studs which are not present. The nosecap retains strong finish with some wear around the sling stud hole and a few other light marks. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has finish wear around the edges and in the tips of the checkers with strong finish in the cuts of the well defined checkering in about Very Good condition. The stocks are in about Very Good condition, overall.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore. Our gauge shows an ME of about 0.8.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 87% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at most edges. The barrel has some scattered light scratches and nicks, most notable a patch of scratching on the right approximately 2″ in front of the nosecap. The magazine tube shows some light scraping on the cap, finish wear from disassembly near the mounting ring, and scattere light marks and finish wear between the nosecap and mounting ring. The receiver has some scattered scratches in the flats with areas of scrubbed-out light surface oxidation on the bottom and front edges. The top tang has a couple of light slip-scratches at the stock’s mounting screw. The lever has some scraping on the front of the trigger guard and the lever plate has a couple of light marks, otherwise they retain strong finish. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half-cock safety. The rifle is equipped with a lever safety, which is operational. The lever lock-up is tight and the trigger is crisp. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Model 94 takedown rifle, made in 1929 with a 26” round barrel chambered in .30-30 Win. The .30-30 Win. cartridge has been one of the most popular hunting cartridges in America, surviving the introduction of the Spitzer projectile, bolt-action and later semi-automatic rifles, and is still popular today. This rifle is in about Very Good condition with about 87% of its metal finish, light wear in the stocks consistent with some use in the field and a bright bore with sharp rifling and no erosion. With its takedown action, great bore and original finish, this would make a nice addition to a Winchester collection, but if the collectors don’t show enough interest, this should also still make a great hunting rifle today, nearly a century after it was made. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible rifle can be transferred in California.