SOLD FOR: $3000
Model: 94 Carbine
Serial Number: 2589471
Year of Manufacture: 1963
Caliber: .30-30 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-WINCHESTER- / -TRADE MARK- / -MADE IN U.S.A.-” followed by “MODEL 94 – 30-30 WIN.- / -WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-”. 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 hooded, serrated, ramped base on the barrel in front of the forward barrel band. 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. There are some light scuffs, most noticeable on the left of the buttstock at the rear. There are a couple little marks through the finish, most noticeable on the right of the buttstock down by the belly towards the rear and on the left side of the buttstock down by the belly at about the midsection. 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 light wear around the edges with a couple spots of minor surface oxidation. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
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.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few minor marks, most noticeable on the receiver below the serial number and on the left side of the barrel in front of the magazine tube. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent 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: Included is a factory box with a serial matching label, manual, and hangtag. The box has some scattered little spots of surface loss, a few light punctures, and some edge wear, in about Very Good-Fine condition.
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. This is a Winchester Model 1894 carbine made in 1963 with a 20” round barrel and chambered in .30-30 WCF. This one is super nice and comes with its original box and even has the hangtag. In this condition, this is surely something you need to bid on if your area of interest is collecting Winchesters. Please see our photos and good luck!