SOLD FOR: $1300
Model: 94AE Centennial Edition
Serial Number: 6093442
Year of Manufacture: 1994
Caliber: 356 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel “WINCHESTER MODEL 94AE CAL. 356 WIN. / –MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL–” and a Winchester proof on the top at the rear. The right side of the receiver is marked “1894-1994”. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number. The buttpad is marked with the Winchester Logo.
Barrel Length: 20” Round
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded beaded blade that is dovetailed to a serrated ramped riser that is screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up U-notch leaf with a white triangle aim guide that is fine adjustable for elevation. The upper tang is equipped with an elevation adjustable peep aperture sight. The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped in four places for mounting an optic (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered wood with a banded forearm, straight grip, straight comb, and an orange Winchester buttpad. There are evenly dispersed shallow compressions, faint lines, and tiny nicks throughout the wood. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the buttpad, which shows wear and light discoloration along the edges. Overall, the stocks rate in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some faint lines throughout the metal and light thinning on the edges of the lever. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and smoothly. The lever safety is present and functions properly. The receiver also contains a push safety that blocks the hammer from hitting the pin. The hammer has a half cock safety position. 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 1894 was produced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company through 1980 and then by U.S. Repeating Arms under the Winchester brand until they ceased manufacturing rifles in 2006. Reproductions are being made by the Miroku company of Japan and imported into the United States by the Browning Arms company of Morgan, Utah. The Model 1894 has been referred to as the “ultimate lever-action design”. The Model 1894 is the rifle credited with the name “Winchester” being used to refer to all rifles of this type and was the first commercial sporting rifle to sell over 7,000,000 units. This Winchester Model 94AE Centennial Edition was made in 1994 to celebrate the 100th year production of the Winchester 1894 Rifle. It features beautiful checkered walnut stocks with a straight grip. Please see our photos and good luck!