SOLD FOR: $1525
Model: 94 Limited Edition
Serial Number: 77L1025 (1025 of 1500 made)
Year of Manufacture: 1977, ATF C&R
Caliber: .30-30 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER MODEL 94 30-30 WIN. / 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 at the front. The right of the barrel is marked “Limited Edition by Winchester” in gold. The receiver has scroll engraving with game scenes on the sides and the engraving motif continues on the lever and hammer. The top tang is marked “MODEL 1894 / WINCHESTER”.
Barrel Length: 20?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a buckhorn elevator sight with a reversible leaf that has a white diamond aiming reference and is dovetailed to the rear of the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered select walnut with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb and steel crescent buttplate. The only notable imperfection is a scratch on the left side of the buttstock along with some minor crazing in the finish. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/4? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has no notable wear or damage. Overall, the stocks are in Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Gold
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. There is some dried cosmoline at the front of the barrel and magazine tube. There is light operational thinning on the lever. The recessed portions of the game scenes on the sides of the receiver show some discoloration which should clean up, but give a nice depth and detail to the scenes. The action shows very minor operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in 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 a wood display case with red-lined French-fit interior, leather “Winchester” banner adhered on the inside of the lid, and a wood lidded accessory compartment which holds a key for the case and ten rounds of 30-30. The adhesive on the leather banner has worn off. The case has some light scratches, a couple scuffs, and a screw hole on the back with a split through it. The case rates in about Good-Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This is a 1977 issued carbine (one of 1,500 made) with gold finished, and Ulrich engraved receiver, that is in virtually unused condition with beautiful, unmarred, highly figured wood. It comes in its original hard wood display case with a key and ten rounds of 30-30 ammunition. This is a beautiful rifle that would sit nicely in a Winchester collection. Please see our photos and good luck!