SOLD FOR: $1125
Model: 94 Classic
Serial Number: 3009585
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Action Type: Full-Length Tubular Magazine Fed Lever Action Rifle
Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER / MADE IN USA”, “®”, and “30-30”. The top of the barrel is marked with an ovalled “WP” proof. The right side of the barrel is marked “Model 94 Winchester Classic” in a cursive script. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “3009585”. The receiver features engraving along the edges.
Barrel Length: 26″, Octagonal
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a brass 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.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with black-capped forend, straight grip, fluted straight comb and checkered sheet steel buttplate. There is light finish loss on the left side flute. At the buttplate there are intermittent minor nicks and compressions most notable on the left side. On either side of the buttstock there are light nicks and drag lines. The forend has scattered minor nicks and compressions. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the stocks rate in Very Good-to-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued with Black Anodized Receiver and Brass Spring Cover
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion, but there is minor stubborn fouling along the lands.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. The magazine tube has a few more notable nicks through the finish. There are intermittent minor nicks on some edges of the barrel. The receiver has light scuff wear on either side at the front. Screws are lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The rifle has a rebounding hammer, a tang safety, and a lever safety. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Model 1894 Classic, made in 1966. The Classic has a blue and anodized finish, a 26” octagonal barrel, straight grip stocks, and this example is chambered for the venerable 30-30 cartridge. Given the light wear on the stock and its age, this rifle was oft-utilized and well-loved. Whether you’re a collector or a shooter, this is a nice Winchester for any safe in America. Good luck and happy bidding!