Winchester 1894 94 Classic 26″ Octagonal .30-30 Lever Rifle, MFD 1968 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1975

LSB#: 210202MS19

Make: Winchester

Model: 94 Winchester Classic

Serial Number: 3105457

Year of Manufacture: 1968

Caliber: .30-30 Winchester

Action Type: This rifle has a lever action with a full-length tubular magazine.

Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER / MADE IN U.S.A.” and “30-30”. The top of the barrel at the rear is marked “WP” in oval. The right shoulder of the barrel is marked “Model 94 Winchester Classic” in script. The bottom-front of the receiver is marked “3105457”. The receiver flats have border engraving.

Barrel Length: 26″, Octagonal

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “U”-notch elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The notch is fine-adjustable for elevation. The left of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for mounting receiver sights (none included).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2-piece smooth walnut with capped forend, straight grip, straight comb, and checkered steel  buttplate. The stocks have some scattered minor nicks, scuffs and scratches. There are grain lines in the figuring at the heel which have developed a discoloration in their finish. There is a thin crack on the left of the wrist at a knot near the top tang. There are no other chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some wear at the heel and around the edges with some minor oxidation in the otherwise strong finish on the face. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blue, Gold Loading Gate

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 1.0.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The finish is generally strong throughout. There are some scattered minor nicks and scuffs. The action shows minor operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine-plus condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half-cock safety and there is a lever safety. 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: The Winchester Model 1894 rifle followed the other John Browning designed lever action rifles to become one of the most famous and popular hunting rifles of all time. It was the first commercial sporting rifle to sell over 7,000,000 units, making the name “Winchester” synonymous with all lever action rifles. It was also the first commercial American repeating rifle built to be used with smokeless powder. It was introduced in 1894 in two black powder cartridges, the .32-40 and .38-55 Win. rounds, but by the next year Winchester had developed a different steel composition that could handle higher pressures, and the .30-30 Win. family of cartridges was born. The .30-30 cartridge has since become synonymous with “deer rifle” in America. This 94 Winchester Classic combines the 1894 and the .30-30 with decorative border engraving on the receiver and a gold colored loading gate, making for a beautiful and functional rifle. Whether you’re looking to add a Winchester to a collection or looking for a varmint rifle, you can’t go wrong with an American classic. Please see our photos and good luck!

Winchester 1894 94 Classic 26" Octagonal .30-30 Lever Rifle, MFD 1968 C&R
Winchester 1894 94 Classic 26″ Octagonal .30-30 Lever Rifle, MFD 1968 C&R