Winchester Model 94AE 94-AE Trapper 16″ .30-30 Lever Action Rifle, MFD 1988
SOLD FOR: $1120
Model: 94AE Trapper
Serial Number: 5469952
Year of Manufacture: 1988
Caliber: .30-30 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER MODEL 94AE CAL. 30-30 WIN. / -MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-“, the top at the rear has an ovalled “WP” proof. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number to the left of the lever plate.
Barrel Length: 16 1/8″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to the barrel. The rear sight is a “U”-notch elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel, the notch is fine-adjustable for elevation. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for mounting an optic (none present).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood with a banded forend, straight wrist, straight comb and checkered black plastic Winchester buttplate. The stocks have a few minor nicks and scratches, the most notable are on the right of the forend toward the rear and the right of the butstock near the center. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has minor wear at the heel with well defined checkering and lettering. Overall, the stocks are in Fine 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 1.0.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks and minor operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The rifle has a rebounding hammer 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 1894 Trapper, made in 1988 with a 16” 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. The shorter 16″ barrel of the Trapper model makes it light and fast-handling, and when coupled with the .30-30 cartridge makes it a great rifle for hunting in thicker brush or when you’re in black bear country. This example appears to have seen minimal use, and with its great bore and strong mechanics it should still have a lot of field use left in it. Please see our photos and good luck!