SOLD FOR: $1625
Make: Winchester Repeating Arms
Model: 1894 Carbine
Serial Number: 1261349
Year of Manufacture: 1942
Caliber: .30-30 Winchester Center Fire (W.C.F.)
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle w/ Full Length Mag Tube
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 W.C.F.-”. The top of the barrel and top of the chamber ring are each marked with a circled “WP” proof. The underside of the receiver is marked “1261349” and “W” just ahead of the lever plate. The trigger plate is marked “85” in front of the trigger. The top tang is marked “WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK / MADE IN U.S.A.”.
Barrel Length: 20″, Round
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a hooded, textured, ramped base forged to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “U”-notch leaf and elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The notch is fine adjustable for elevation. The top tang is drilled, tapped and filled for a tang sight (none present).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2-piece smooth walnut with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb, and serrated steel buttplate. There are a few light marks on the belly. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows thinning along the edges with faint scratches and light discoloration in the serrations. Overall, the stocks are in Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. Our gauge reads an ME of about 0.0.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are a few faint spots of oxidation on the right side of the barrel. There are light scratches on the left side of the receiver and some very faint thinning at the leading edges. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half-cock safety and the lever safety functions correctly. The trigger is crisp. We did not fire 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 Pre-64 Winchester Model 1894 Carbine made in 1942 with a 20” round barrel chambered in .30-30 Win. The 30-30 Win. has likely taken more deer in America than any other cartridge except maybe .30-06 and the model 1894, or simply 94 as it is now known, is one of the most popular rifles ever chambered for the round. This is in Fine condition with about 95% of its metal finish. This is an honest rifle that has seen 80 years of use yet still has a nice bore and strong mechanics. It would be perfect for throwing in the back window of your pick-up truck for use on coyotes and other varmints and it would also be a great deer rifle today just as it was when it was made. Being a pre-1964 example, it will also interest the Winchester collectors. Please see our photos and good luck!