SOLD FOR: $3526
Model: 94AE Trapper, 1999 SHOT Show Special, one of 500
Serial Number: 6399390
Year of Manufacture: Ca. 1999
Caliber: .44 Magnum
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left 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 at the rear has an ovalled “WP” proof. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number to the left of the lever plate.
Barrel Length: 16″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “U”-notch elevator sight with a white triangle aiming reference, dovetailed to the rear of the slide. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled to accept a scope mount (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb and checkered black hard rubber Winchester buttplate. The stocks have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has minor wear. Overall, the stocks are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Brushed Chrome
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 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The rifle has a rebounding hammer, cross-bolt 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: None.
Our Assessment: For more than a century, Winchester’s 1894 has served as the quintessential lever action rifle. The design is still in production today and finds favor with both hunters and those who just like shooting a lever action. This example is a Model 94AE Trapper chambered for .44 Magnum. This is a great little brush gun that is short, light and handy, able to accept a scope, and chambered for a cartridge that is great for hunting small to medium game where closer shots are expected. It also wouldn’t be the worst thing to have around when you expect to encounter small to medium predators. That said, this is one of 500 made for the 1999 SHOT Show with a factory brushed chrome finish, so it will also interest the collectors out there. Please see our photos and good luck!