Winchester Pre-64 1894 94 Carbine Flat Band .30-30 WCF Lever Rifle, 1946-48

SOLD FOR: $1275

LSB#: 220308DE001

Make: Winchester Repeating Arms

Model: 1894 Carbine

Serial Number: 1483777

Year of Manufacture: 1946-1948

Caliber: .30-30 Winchester (.30 WCF)

Action Type: This rifle has a lever action with a full-length tubular magazine.

Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA / -WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-”, -“WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-“-, “MODEL 94 – 30 W.C.F.-”. The top of the barrel and top of the chamber ring are each marked with a circled “WP” proof. The underside of the receiver is marked “1483777”.

Barrel Length: 20″, Round

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a textured, ramped base forged to the front of the barrel. The base is grooved for a hood which is not present. The rear sight is a “U”-notch leaf and elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The notch is fine adjustable for elevation.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2-piece smooth walnut with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb, and checkered steel buttplate. The stocks have scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches. There is some thinning finish in the grip areas. There are a few short, thin cracks around the front edges of the wrist and one slightly more notable crack at the right-rear of the forend near the top. There are no chips. The LOP measures 13″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has wear around the edges and on the points of the well defined checkering. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is infrequent minor erosion in the bore, mostly at the muzzle-end. Our gauge shows an ME of about 1.0.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 87% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. There is handling wear at the bottom-front of the receiver and in the lever. There are a few other areas of minor finish wear and some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with a strong slot. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half-cock safety and there is a lever safety. The trigger is crisp. 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 Model 1894 Saddle Ring Carbine, made between 1946-1948 with a 20” round barrel chambered in .30-30 Win. The 30-30 Win. has likely taken more deer in America than any other cartridge except maybe .30-06 and the model 1894, or simply 94 as it is now known, is one of the most popular rifles ever chambered for the round. This rifle was made in the period with what is known as the “flat-band”, due to the profile of the forward barrel band. It is in Very Good condition with about 87% of its metal finish. This is an honest rifle that has seen more than 70 years of use yet still has a nice bore and strong mechanics. It would be perfect for throwing in the back window of your pick-up truck for use on coyotes and other varmints and it would also be a great deer rifle today just as it was when it was made. Being both a “flat-band” and pre-1964 production, it will also interest the Winchester collectors. Please see our photos and good luck!

Winchester Pre-64 1894 94 Carbine Flat Band .30-30 WCF Lever Rifle, 1946-48
Winchester Pre-64 1894 94 Carbine Flat Band .30-30 WCF Lever Rifle, 1946-48