SOLD FOR: $1100
Model: 94 AE XTR
Serial Number: AE12310
Year of Manufacture: 1982-1988
Caliber: .356 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER MODEL 94AE XTR – 356 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 flip-up “U” notched leaf that has a white triangle aim guide that is dovetailed into the top of the barrel, the leaf is fine-adjustable for elevation. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled in four places for mounting an optic (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with banded forend, straight grip, raised monte carlo comb and an orange Winchester buttpad. There is a sling stud in the belly and one banded to the magazine tube. The wood shows no notable imperfections. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 7/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has minor discoloration and the logo is sharp. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent 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, just some minor fouling.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is a small cluster of light scratches on the right side of the receiver. There are light swirl lines on either side of the receiver. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. 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: This rifle comes in its original serial matching box with paperwork including a manual.
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Model 94AE XTR with a 20” barrel chambered in .356 Winchester. The .356 Winchester is a semi-rimmed, bottle-necked, centerfire rifle cartridge which was designed for use in lever-action rifles. It was developed concurrently with the .307 Winchester which acted as the parent cartridge. Both cartridges were introduced in 1982 in the then-new Model 94 XTR lever-action rifle. This rifle was manufactured 1982-1988 and looks as though it was very well kept. It is in about Fine-Excellent condition, appearing to have seen few, if any, trips in the field, and 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. 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!