SOLD FOR: $1500
Serial Number: 2468032
Year of Manufacture: 1960
Caliber: .30-30 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-WINCHESTER- / -TRADE MARK- / -MADE IN U.S.A.-” followed by “MODEL 94 – 30-30 WIN.- / -WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-”, the top at the rear has an ovalled “WP” proof, found again on the chamber ring. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the front.
Barrel Length: 20″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a serrated, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The base is grooved for a hood which is not present. The rear sight is a “U”-notched elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The notch is fine-adjustable for elevation. The left of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a receiver sight (none present).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb, and checkered steel buttplate. The forend has a nick on the top-left edge toward the rear, some light wear on the left at the front of the barrel band, some thinning finish on the top-right edge in front of the barrel band, and a very small loss at the right-rear edge of the barrel band. The buttstock has a few scattered light nicks and scratches, most notable on the right of the wrist, and a threaded escutcheon has been installed in the belly for a sling stud (no stud is present). There are minor losses around the escutcheon. There are no cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some minor wear around the edges with well defined checkering. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. Our gauge shows an ME of about 1.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered minor nicks and scratches. There are infrequent small spots of minor surface oxidation. The action shows faint operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine 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: None.
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Model 94 Carbine in .30-30 WCF that was made in 1960. The .30-30 is perhaps the most popular deer cartridge in America, and the 94 chambered for this classic round is nearly synonymous with “deer rifle”. This rifle is in Fine condition with 97% of its metal finish remaining, light wear in the stocks, a great bore and strong mechanics. This rifle could be back out in the field dropping deer for another lifetime. As a pre-64 example of the 94 Carbine in high condition, it would also be a nice addition to a Winchester collection. Please see our photos and good luck!