SOLD FOR: $1275
Serial Number: 1713580
Year of Manufacture: 1950 C&R
Caliber: .30-30 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA / -WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-”, “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-”, and “-MODEL 94-30-30 WIN.”. 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. The front of the trigger plate is marked “M”.
Barrel Length: 20″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade atop a serrated riser that is fixed to the barrel. The base is slotted for a hood but none is present. The rear sight is a U-notch elevator sight that is dovetailed to the slide. The elevator piece is missing from the rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood with a banded forend, straight grip, straight comb, and checkered steel buttplate. There are scattered minor compressions, little scratches, and light draglines throughout the wood. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows some faint thinning along the edges and scattered oxidation between the checkering. The checkering remains generally sharp with light wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is faint erosion near the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 87% of its metal finish. There are spots of interrupted finish at the front of the magazine tube. There is light oxidation on the top of the bolt and on the trigger plate. There are light nicks and scratches on the sides of the receiver. There is thinning on the leading edges of the receiver. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good 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: The Winchester Model 1894 was the first commercial American repeating rifle built to be used with smokeless powder. The 1894 was originally chambered to fire 2 metallic black powder cartridges, the .32-40 Winchester and .38-55 Winchester. In 1895 Winchester went to a different steel composition for rifle manufacturing that could handle higher pressure rounds and offered the rifle in .25-35 Winchester and .30-30 Winchester. This is a Winchester Pre-64 Model 94 Carbine in .30-30 Winchester Special that was made in 1959. This rifle is in about Very Good condition with 87% of its metal finish remaining, a bright 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!