SOLD FOR: $1375
Model: 94 Legendary Frontiersman
Serial Number: LF08775
Year of Manufacture: 1979, ATF C&R list.
Caliber: .38-55 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER — MODEL 94 38-55 WIN. / MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”, the top at the rear has an ovalled “WP” proof. The right side of the barrel is marked “Legendary Frontiersman”. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the front. Both sides of the receiver show decorative scroll and border engraving. The right side of the receiver shows wild animals and a frontiersman greeting Indians. The left side of the receiver shows an eagle swooping prey and a frontiersman on horseback guiding other horses.
Barrel Length: 24″
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 that is also fine adjustable for elevation that is dovetailed to the barrel. The left side of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled in two places for a side mounted optic (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered wood with a capped forend, straight grip, straight comb, and a blued steel buttplate. There is a medallion on the right side of the buttstock depicting an Indian and frontiersman in battle. The wood shows no perceptible wear. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has no wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Silver
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 97% of its metal finish. The metal shows light storage and handling marks. The receiver shows scattered light tarnish. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine-Excellent 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: This rifle comes in its original box with an assortment of paperwork including a manual and a cleaning cloth.
Our Assessment: In 1979, Winchester produced 19,999 Model 94 Legendary Frontiersmen rifles in their New Haven, Connecticut, USA factory. The serial numbers ran consecutively from LF1 to LF19999. These post-1964 Model 94 actions were the later type with good steel receivers and improved shell elevators and loading gates. They pre-date the introduction of the Model 94 AE (angle eject for scope mounting, which became standard in 1984), but the top eject receiver is drilled and tapped for mounting receiver (peep) sights. This rifle is in about Fine-Excellent condition and a bright bore and strong mechanics. Please see our photos and good luck!