Winchester Model 94AE Trapper Centennial .45 Colt 16″ Lever Rifle, MFD 1994
SOLD FOR: $1425
Model: 94AE Trapper Centennial
Serial Number: 6158544
Year of Manufacture: 1994
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Angle Eject and Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER MODEL 94AE CAL. 44 REM. MAG. / -MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-”. The top of the barrel bears the Winchester proof mark. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number to the left of the side plate. The right side of the receiver is marked “1894-1994”.
Barrel Length: 16″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to the top of the barrel. The rear sight is a U-notch elevator sight with a white triangle aim guide that is dovetailed to the barrel. The notch is fine adjustable. The top of the receiver has four drilled, tapped, and filled holes for mounting an optic (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are smooth walnut with a banded forearm, straight grip, straight comb, and a checkered hard rubber Winchester buttplate. The wood shows no significant wear worth mentioning. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the checkered hard rubber Winchester plate, which shows a few minor storage marks. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows no significant wear worth mentioning. The hammer and saddle ring show a plum hue. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes in its original serial matching box showing moderate storage wear with paperwork including a manual and a hammer spur.
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester 94 Trapper with a Centennial marking on the right side of the receiver to commemorate 100 years of the model 1894. The Winchester Model 1894 rifle is a lever-action repeating rifle that became one of the most famous and popular hunting rifles of all time. It was designed by John Browning in 1894 and originally chambered to fire two metallic black powder cartridges, the .32-40 Winchester and .38-55 Winchester. It was the first rifle to chamber the smokeless powder round, the .30 WCF in 1895. This rifle is chambered for 45 Colt and sports a 16” barrel and does not appear to have been shot much. The action is still stiff and the wood and finish are in Excellent condition. This rifle would make a great field gun which at fewer than 7 pounds would not tire your back or wear down your knees. In its high condition, it would also sit nicely in a collection. Please see our photos and good luck!