Winchester Model 1894 94 Trapper Carbine .30-30 Lever Rifle & Box, MFD 1980
Sold for $2425.25
Model: 94 Trapper Carbine
Serial Number: 4855725
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Caliber: .30-30 Winchester
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER MODEL 94 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 left of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a receiver sight (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 light handling marks, the most notable on the right of the forend toward just ahead of the rear sight. 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-plus 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.
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 half-cock safety position 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: This rifle comes in a red, white and blue cardboard Winchester box with serial-matching label and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual. The box has scattered storage wear, a couple of punctures and short tears.
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Model 1894 Trapper, made in 1980 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. That said, in its high condition and with its original box, it will also make a nice addition to a Winchester collection. Please see our photos and good luck!