Sold For: $1,175.00
Serial Number: 2399705
Year of Manufacture: 1959 C&R
Caliber: .30-30 WCF
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK- / -MADE IN U.S.A.-”, and “-MODEL 94-30-30 WIN- / —WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL—”. 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 front of the trigger plate is marked “DB”.
Barrel Length: 20″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade atop a serrated riser that is fixed to the barrel. The base is slotted for a hood but none is present. The rear sight is a U-notch elevator sight that is dovetailed to the slide. The left side of the receiver has two drilled, tapped, and filled holes for a side mounted sight (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood with a banded forend, straight grip, straight comb, and checkered steel buttplate. There are scattered minor compressions and light draglines, mainly on the buttstock. There are also notable dings on the left side of the grip. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows some faint thinning along the edges with sharp checkering. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is well defined. There is some very faint erosion near the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 65% of its metal finish.There is considerable thinning along the leading edges of the receiver, lever, and around the muzzle. There are spots of finish loss on the top of the barrel and the sides of the barrel bands show some light finish loss as well. There are scattered nicks and scratches throughout the metal surfaces with notable dings on the left side of the receiver. There is also scattered light surface oxidation throughout the receiver with a spot of finish loss on the right side of the receiver. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Good-Plus 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. Starting in 1899, the Model 1894 was also chambered in .32 Winchester Special. This is a Winchester Pre-64 Model 94 Carbine in .30-30 Winchester that was made in 1959. This rifle is in about Good-Plus condition with 65% of its metal finish remaining, a bright bore and strong mechanics. Please see our photos and good luck!