Winchester Centennial 1866 1894 Carbine .30-30 Lever Action Rifle, 1966 C&R
SOLD FOR: $1375
Model: Winchester Centennial ’66, Model 1894
Serial Number: 75319
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Caliber: .30-30 Winchester
Action Type: Top Ejecting Lever Action with Full Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER / MADE IN U.S.A.”, “30-30”. The top of the barrel is marked with a circled “WP” proof. The underside of the receiver is marked “75319”. The top tang is marked “WINCHESTER CENTENNIAL ’66”. The right of the barrel is marked “A Century of Leadership 1866-1966” in script.
Barrel Length: 20”, Octagonal
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a tall blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “U”-notch leaf and elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel with the notch fine-adjustable for elevation. The left-rear of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled to accept a peep sight (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece walnut with a gold-capped forend, straight grip, straight comb and brass crescent buttplate. The stocks have some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches, most notable at the back of the buttstock. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some light wear around the edges and a few spots of discoloration. Overall, the stocks rate in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Gold
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore, but there are a couple spots of stubborn copper fouling. Our gauge shows an ME of about 1.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is a patch of very minor surface oxidation on the top of the barrel a few inches in front of the forend. The receiver has some scattered minor scuffs and swirling, not through the finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is crisp. This rifle has a lever and half-cock safeties. 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: None.
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Centennial ’66, produced in 1966 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Winchester’s first rifle, the Model 1866. The rifle itself is a Model 94 with a gold-plated receiver and forend cap, 20″ octagonal barrel and saddle ring. The gold plating of the receiver harkens back to the Model 1866 which had a brass receiver, and this is a beautiful rifle to commemorate the gun that started it all! The rifle is in Fine condition with only a few light marks in the metal, light wear in the stocks, a bright bore with sharp rifling and no erosion. This would make a great addition to a Winchester collection, or just a beautiful rifle to take out to the range. Please see our photos and good luck!