Pre-64 Winchester Model 94 1894 Carbine .30-30 WCF 20″ Lever Rifle 1949 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1006

LSB#: 220419FD001

Make: Winchester

Model: 94

Serial Number: 1591186

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.

Barrel Length: 20″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a textured, ramped base fixed to the barrel. The base is grooved for a hood which is not present. 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 scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches with a few more notable compressions in the buttstock. The buttstock has scattered thinning finish. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows wear at the edges with a couple of spots of oxidation in the 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 and M.E. of about 0.9.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 92% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. There are some scattered light nicks and scratches, most notable on the right receiver flat and the right edge of the trigger guard. There are some spots of light erosion around the edges of the left receiver flat and infrequent minor surface oxidation. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Very Good 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: 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 some honest wear, but retains 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!

Pre-64 Winchester Model 94 1894 Carbine .30-30 WCF 20" Lever Rifle 1949 C&R
Pre-64 Winchester Model 94 1894 Carbine .30-30 WCF 20″ Lever Rifle 1949 C&R