SOLD FOR: $1135
Model: 94 Lone Star Commemorative Rifle
Serial Number: LS32052
Year of Manufacture: 1970
Caliber: .30-30 WCF
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked, “WINCHESTER MODEL 94 30-30 WIN. / MADE IN NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL.” The left side of the receiver is engraved around the perimeter with stars, with a large star between “1845-1970.” The right side of the barrel is engraved and gold filled with, “LONE STAR COMMEMORATIVE”. The right side of the receiver is engraved around the perimeter with stars. The bottom of the receiver is stamped with the serial number, “LS32052”. The top tang is stamped, “UNDER SIX FLAGS”.
Barrel Length: 26” Half Round, Half Octagonal
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a blade front sight with contrasting silver bead, and an elevation-adjustable rear semi-buckhorn sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece varnished smooth wood with a capped forearm, capped pistol grip, straight comb, and a carbine style brass buttplate. There is a gold medallion proclaiming this a “Lone Star Commemorative” with the busts of five prominent Texans in the right side of the buttstock. The forearm shows some dispersed shallow compressions and faint draglines. The buttstock shows similar imperfections with a notable scuff and dragline to the left of the comb at the front. There are chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the plate, which shows scattered erosion. The stocks rate in about Very Good-Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: The barrel and magazine tube are blue; the receiver, magazine end, nose cap, lever, and butt plate are all gold toned.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is shiny and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 96% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows minor wear on the gold receiver on the sharp finished edges, and where the lever is actuated. There are a few dings on the barrel near the muzzle. The lever and receiver show scattered swirl lines. There are a few faint freckles of oxidation on the front of the lever. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this gun. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The Winchester Model ’94 is one of the mainstays of the rifle world, and the lever action rifle is an iconic design. The .30-30 cartridge is a time honored deer and small game round, capable out to hundreds of yards, it has probably taken more deer than any American cartridge! This one is special, wrapped in the gold tone of a Winchester commemorative; it retains all the elements of its classic design, but dresses it up, especially if you’re a Texan! Nice rifle, and likely to be a bargain for a lucky bidder! Please see our photos and good luck!