Paul Walker’s Winchester 94 30-30 Lever Rifle, C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,725.00
Make: Winchester
Model: 94, Saddle Ring Carbine (saddle ring not installed)
Serial Number: 2795598
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Caliber: .30-30 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action, Tubular Magazine Fed Rifle
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK- / -MADE IN U.S.A.-” and “-MODEL 94-30-30 WIN.- / -WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-“. The top of the barrel at the receiver and the top of the receiver on the chamber ring are each marked with an ovalled “WP” proof. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number. The sides of the receiver have light scroll engraving.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade, dovetailed onto a serrated, ramped base fixed to the barrel. The base is grooved for a hood which is not present. The rear of the barrel has a dovetail for a rear sight which is currently empty. The left of the receiver is drilled and tapped with a Redfield peep sight installed, adjustable for elevation and windage.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with a barrel band at the front of the forend and a press-checkered blued steel buttplate. The stocks have a few scattered light compressions and handling marks with some minor discoloration at some edges of the metal. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has light thinning around the edges and a few minor marks, in about Fine condition. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case-Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. Our gauge shows an ME of about 0.25.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The barrel and magazine tube have strong finish with only a few scattered light marks. The receiver’s case coloring has darkened with thinning at edges and a light patina starting to form. The loading gate would originally have had a gold finish, but it has mostly worn to white. The lever has light operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a notarized letter from Paul Walker, Sr. confirming that it came from the collection of Paul Walker.
Our Assessment: This rifle comes from the collection of the late actor Paul Walker, best known for his role in The Fast and The Furious movie franchise. It is a Winchester 94 chambered for the popular .30-30 cartridge. Interestingly, this rifle was made in 1964, but is considered by collectors to be a “Post-64” as it was produced after Winchester’s reorganization in that year. The rifle is in Very Good-plus condition with a great bore, strong mechanics and about 90% of its metal finish remaining. In addition to its distinguished previous owner, its case-colored receiver gives this rifle a distinctive look that will stand out from standard blued 94s. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible rifle can be transferred/sold in California. All C&R and modern firearms must be DROSd. This section does not apply to out of state residents.