Sold For: $1,250
Model: 94 Carbine
Serial Number: 1985973
Year of Manufacture: 1953
Caliber: .30-30 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side 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 top of the receiver at the front are each marked with a circled “WP” proof. The front underside of the receiver is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed into the top of the textured, ramped base on the barrel in front of the forward barrel band. The base is grooved for a hood which is not present and the front sight is currently sitting to the right of center in the dovetail. The rear sight is a “U” notched elevator sight dovetailed into the top of the barrel, the notch is fine-adjustable for elevation. The left side of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a receiver sight (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb and checkered steel buttplate. The stocks show scattered nicks, scuffs and scratches with a couple of more notable bruises on the right of the buttstock. There are some areas showing thinning finish. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has wear around the edges and some spots of minor surface oxidation with well defined checkering, mostly sharp. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. Our gauge shows an ME of about 1.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 87% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. The barrel and magazine tube have a few scattered light marks with finish wear and minor surface oxidation on each side at the front, minor pinprick erosion on the left of the barrel at the muzzle. The receiver has light handling wear on the bottom and scattered minor nicks and scratches. There are some other scattered spots of minor surface oxidation. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half cock safety position and there is a functioning lever safety present. 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 Carbine with a 20” barrel chambered in .30-30 Winchester. Made in 1953, this rifle is still in Very Good condition retaining about 87% of its metal finish, a nice bore and strong mechanics. Carbines like this one are fast handling and capable of fast shot strings as compared to a bolt action with a long barrel. In addition, carbines are light, easy to carry, and don’t have a tendency to snag on every bush you pass. This could make someone a great deer rifle that can also be used on black bears, but will also interest Winchester collectors. Whatever your interest in this rifle, it’s a true American classic. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R CAN be transferred in California. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.