Winchester 94AE 94-AE Trapper .45 Colt 16″ Blue Lever Action Rifle, 1989

SOLD FOR: $1525

LSB#: 210911DJ31

Make: Winchester

Model: 94AE, Trapper

Serial Number: 5604066

Year of Manufacture: 1989

Caliber: .45 Colt

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

Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER MODEL 94AE CAL. 45 COLT / -MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-“, the top at the rear has an ovalled “WP” proof. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number to the left of the lever plate.

Barrel Length: 16″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “U”-notch elevator sight with a white triangle aim guide that is dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The notch is fine-adjustable for elevation. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for an optic mount (none present).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb and a checkered black Winchester buttplate. There is a sticker on the belly marked “GENUINE AMERICAN WALNUT”. The buttstock has a few tiny nicks and light compressions. Other than that, there is only light handling wear. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 5/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate, which shows faint wear along the edges. Overall, the stocks are in about 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 98% of its metal finish. There is some minor storage wear. There is minor 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 rebounding hammer 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 a serial matching box with paperwork including a manual.

Our Assessment: For more than a century, Winchester’s Model 1894 has served as the quintessential lever action rifle. The design is still in production today and finds favor with both hunters and those who just like shooting a lever action. This example is a Model 94AE Trapper chambered for 45 Colt and is in excellent condition. This is a great little brush gun that is short, light and handy, able to accept a scope, and chambered for a cartridge that is great for hunting. It also wouldn’t be the worst thing to have around when you expect to encounter predators. Please see our photos and good luck!

Winchester 94AE 94-AE Trapper .45 Colt 16" Blue Lever Action Rifle, 1989
Winchester 94AE 94-AE Trapper .45 Colt 16″ Blue Lever Action Rifle, 1989