Sold For: $1,230.00
Model: 94AE Trapper
Serial Number: 5374122
Year of Manufacture: 1986
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER MODEL 94AE CAL. 45 COLT / -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″
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 some minor compressions, draglines, and a couple little marks through the finish. The most noticeable wear on the stock is on the left side at the rear. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has minor wear with well defined checkering and lettering. Overall, the stocks are in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few light marks on the barrel and tube. There are some spots of light surface oxidation on the lever and receiver, moreso on the receiver. The most noticeable oxidation is on the sides of the receiver at the front. The lever has a few little marks through the finish. There is standard operational wear. There is light handling wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine Plus 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: For more than a century, Winchester’s Model 1894 has served as the quintessential lever action rifle. The design is still in production today and finds favor with both hunters and those who just like shooting a lever action. This example is a Model 94AE Trapper chambered for the classic .45 Colt. This is a great little brush gun that is short, light and handy, able to accept a scope, and chambered for a cartridge that is good for hunting small to medium game where closer shots are expected. It has some scattered light wear and has a great bore, this will be a great shooter for decades to come. Everyone needs a 94, make this one yours! Please see our photos and good luck!