Winchester Model 1894 Legendary Frontiersmen 38-55 Lever Rifle 1979 ATF C&R

SOLD FOR: $1075

LSB#: 220221SB082

Make: Winchester

Model: 94 Legendary Frontiersman

Serial Number: LF05298

Year of Manufacture: 1979, ATF C&R list.

Caliber: .38-55 Winchester

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine

Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER —  MODEL 94 38-55 WIN. / MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”, the top at the rear has an ovalled “WP” proof. The right side of the barrel is marked “Legendary Frontiersman”. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the front. Both sides of the receiver show decorative scroll and border engraving. The right side of the receiver shows wild animals and a frontiersman greeting Indians. The left side of the receiver shows an eagle swooping prey and a frontiersman on horseback guiding other horses.

Barrel Length: 24″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a U-notch elevator sight that is also fine adjustable for elevation that is dovetailed to the barrel. The left side of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled in two places for a side mounted optic (not included).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered wood with a capped forend, straight grip, straight comb, and a blued steel buttplate. There is a medallion on the right side of the buttstock depicting an Indian and frontiersman in battle. The wood shows no perceptible wear, but there is some adhesive residue on the right of the buttstock toward the rear. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has no wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blue & Silver

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The metal shows light storage and handling marks. The receiver shows scattered discoloration that should polish bright. The action shows faint operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent 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: This rifle comes in its original box with an assortment of paperwork including a manual and a hang tag.

Our Assessment: In 1979, Winchester produced 19,999 Model 94 Legendary Frontiersmen rifles in their New Haven, Connecticut, USA factory. The serial numbers ran consecutively from LF1 to LF19999. These post-1964 Model 94 actions were the later type with good steel receivers and improved shell elevators and loading gates. They pre-date the introduction of the Model 94 AE (angle eject for scope mounting, which became standard in 1984), but the top eject receiver is drilled and tapped for mounting receiver (peep) sights. This rifle is in about Excellent condition and a bright bore and strong mechanics. It will make a nice addition for the Winchester collector. Please see our photos and good luck!

Winchester Model 1894 Legendary Frontiersmen 38-55 Lever Rifle 1979 ATF C&R
Winchester Model 1894 Legendary Frontiersmen 38-55 Lever Rifle 1979 ATF C&R