SOLD FOR: $1525
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!