SOLD FOR: $1225
Serial Number: 1567379
Year of Manufacture: 1949
Caliber: .30-30 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with 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-”, and “-MODEL 94-30-30 WIN.”. The top of the barrel at the rear and the top of the chamber ring have an ovalled “WP” proof. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the front. The markings have been filled with a yellow paint.
Barrel Length: 20″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a hooded, textured, ramped base fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a U-notch elevator sight that is dovetailed to the rear of the barrel, the notch is fine-adjustable for elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood with a banded forend, straight grip, straight comb, and checkered steel buttplate. The stocks have some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches. There is a more notable scratch on the left of the buttstock behind the wrist. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows light wear at the edges of the heel and toe with sharp checkering. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. Our gauge shows and M.E. of about 1.0.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its current metal finish. The new finish is generally strong throughout. The action shows light operational wear. There is infrequent minor erosion under the finish, mostly on the receiver. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Very Good-Fine condition as refinished.
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: The Winchester Model 1894 was the first commercial American repeating rifle built to be used with smokeless powder. The 1894 was originally chambered to fire 2 metallic black powder cartridges, the .32-40 Winchester and .38-55 Winchester. In 1895 Winchester went to a different steel composition for rifle manufacturing that could handle higher pressure rounds and offered the rifle in .25-35 Winchester and .30-30 Winchester. This is a Winchester Pre-64 Model 94 Carbine in .30-30 Winchester that was made in 1949. The rifle has been refinished, so it looks great for its age, retaining a great bore and strong mechanics. This rifle could be back out in the field dropping deer for another lifetime but, as with most pre-1964 Winchesters, may also interest the collectors. Please see our photos and good luck!