SOLD FOR: $1352
Serial Number: 1711559
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 “OG”.
Barrel Length: 20″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded beaded blade atop a serrated riser that is fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a U-notch elevator sight that is dovetailed to the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood with a banded forend, straight grip, straight comb, and checkered steel buttplate. The wood appears to have been refinished at some point. There are infrequently scattered minor compressions and light draglines throughout the wood. There is finish wear on the right side of the buttstock. The wood has darkened in areas from age and handling. 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 some faint thinning along the edges and the checkering is sharp. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no erosion in the bore. There is an M.E. reading of 1.3.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. There is thinning on the leading edges of the lever. There are sparsely scattered faint nicks and scratches throughout the metal. There is light thinning on the controls, side loading gate, muzzle, and front sight hood. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine-Plus 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 beautiful Winchester Pre-64 Model 94 Carbine in .30-30 Winchester that was made in 1950. Someone took special care to keep this rifle in its high condition throughout the years. This rifle is in about Fine-Plus condition with 96% 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 but would probably sit best in a collection in its high condition. Please see our photos and good luck!