SOLD FOR: $1425
Model: 94 XTR Big Bore
Serial Number: BB001798
Year of Manufacture: 1983-1989
Caliber: .375 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER BIG BORE MODEL 94 XTR – 375 WIN. / MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”. The top rear of the barrel at the rear is marked with a circled “WP” proof. The front underside of the receiver is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded brass beaded blade dovetailed to a serrated, ramped base on the barrel in front of the forward barrel band. The rear sight is a “U” notched elevator sight dovetailed into the top of the barrel, the notch is fine-adjustable for elevation. The left side of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a receiver sight (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb and an orange Winchester buttpad. There are some minor compressions to the left of the belly and a faint dragline on the right side of the buttstock. Otherwise, there are no major imperfections. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has discoloration throughout with bubbling and light material loss at the heel. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine-Plus 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.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some light nicks on the left edge of the lever. There are some faint swirl lines on the sides of the receiver. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads show faint tool marks. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half cock safety position and there is a functioning lever safety present. The trigger pull 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: Included is a Winchester box with moderate-heavy wear and two tears on the front and two punctures on the back.
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Model 94 XTR Big Bore with a 20” barrel chambered in .375 Winchester. The .375 Winchester is a modernized version of the .38-55 Winchester, a black powder cartridge from 1884. It was introduced in 1978 along with the Winchester Model 94 “Big Bore” lever action rifle. Though very similar in appearance to the parent .38-55, the .375 has a shorter case length and operates at much higher pressures. This top eject rifle was manufactured 1983-1989. It is in about Fine-Excellent condition, appearing to have seen few, if any, trips in the field, and has been very well maintained. Carbines like this one are quick handling and capable of fast shot strings as compared to a bolt action with a long barrel. In addition, carbines are light, easy to carry and don’t have a tendency to snag on every bush you pass. This will make someone a great deer rifle for decades to come. Drop a bid on this American classic today. Please see our photos and good luck!