SOLD FOR: $1275
Serial Number: 2471873
Year of Manufacture: 1960 C&R
Caliber: .30-30 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK- / -MADE IN U.S.A.-”, “-MODEL 94-30-30 WIN.- / -WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-“. The top of the barrel at the rear and the top of the chamber ring have an ovalled “WP” proof. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the front.
Barrel Length: 20″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded beaded blade atop a serrated riser that is fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a U-notch elevator sight that is dovetailed to the slide. The left side of the receiver has two drilled, tapped, and filled holes for a side mounted sight (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood with a banded forend, straight grip, straight comb, and checkered steel buttplate. The wood shows dispersed compressions, draglines, and light scratches. There is a minor split on the right side of the buttstock at the plate that has been filled. The LOP measures 13 1/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows some faint thinning along the edges. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine condition as repaired.
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 0.8.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. There is faint oxidation on the forearm band. There is light thinning on the lever. The sides of the receiver show faint little scratches. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine-Plus 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: None.
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Pre-64 Model 94 Carbine in .30-30 WCF that was made in 1960. 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-Plus condition with 96% of its metal finish remaining, a good bore and strong mechanics. This rifle could be back out in the field dropping deer for another lifetime. Please see our photos and good luck!