Winchester Model 94 (1894) Carbine, 20″ .30-30 WCF Lever Action Rifle, 1972

SOLD FOR: $1050

LSB#: 210619RF04

Make: Winchester

Model: 94

Serial Number: 3730174

Year of Manufacture: 1972

Caliber: .30-30 Winchester

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine

Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER — MODEL 94 30-30 WIN. / MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”, the top at the rear has an ovalled “WP” proof, as does the top of the frame. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the front.

Barrel Length: 20″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a serrated, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel and under a hood. 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 with missing filler screws for a receiver sight (none present).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb, and checkered black plastic Winchester buttplate. There is a sling swivel in the belly and another mounted to the magazine tube forward of the forend. The stocks have some scattered light marks and depressions, but truly nothing obtrusive. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has light wear and defined checkering and lettering. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine – Excellent 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.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are a couple of marks on the upper radius on the right side of the frame, some thinning on the barrel band, mild muzzle wear and very light thinning to the edges and the lever. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The rifle has a half-cock safety and a lever safety. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: A braided leather sling & QD swivels are included.

Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Model 94 Carbine in .30-30 WCF that was made in 1972. The .30-30 is perhaps the most popular deer cartridge in America, and the 94 chambered for this classic round is nearly synonymous with “deer rifle”.

This rifle is in about Fine condition with 95% of its metal finish remaining, a great bore and strong mechanics. It could be back out in the field dropping deer for another lifetime. Please see our photos and good luck!

Winchester Model 94 (1894) Carbine, 20" .30-30 WCF Lever Action Rifle, 1972
Winchester Model 94 (1894) Carbine, 20″ .30-30 WCF Lever Action Rifle, 1972