Pre-64 Winchester Model 94 Carbine .30-30 Lever Action Rifle, MFD 1951 C&R
Sold For: $1,225.00
Serial Number: 1763124
Year of Manufacture: 1951
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle w/ Full Length Mag Tube
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA / -WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-”, -“WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-“-, “MODEL 94 – 30-30 WIN.-”. The top of the barrel and top of the chamber ring are each marked with a circled “WP” proof. The underside of the receiver is marked “1763124”.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a textured, ramped base forged to the front of the barrel. The base is grooved for a hood which is not present. The rear sight is a “U”-notch leaf and elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The notch is fine adjustable for elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb, and checkered steel buttplate. The stocks have evenly scattered light dings, compressions, scuffs, and scratches. 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 has wear around the edges, at the heel and some minor oxidation in the generally well defined checkering. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is about bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 75% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows edge wear to gray on the frame and a light patina appearance on the flats with light surface oxidation throughout. There are little dings and scratches scattered about the surfaces. The barrel bands have thinned and the rear band has turned a light patina. There is a light dusting of oxidation on the barrel and magazine tube. This was a used and carried rifle, but never abused. The screw heads are generally sharp and show only light wear. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions properly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Model 94 Carbine in .30-30 made in 1951. The 94 is perhaps the most popular deer rifle ever in America, and its name is nearly synonymous with “deer rifle”. This rifle is in Very Good condition with 75% of its metal finish remaining, a nice bore and strong mechanics. It shows honest wear from use over the years. This pre-1964 vintage rifle should be of interest to collectors and could be back out in the field dropping deer for another lifetime. Please see our photos and good luck!