SOLD FOR: $3725
LSB#: 230516BM130, 230516BM131
Model: Pair of Winchester Commemorative Model 1894 Rifles, 1810-2010, Two Hundred Years. These rifles were originally sold as a pair, only 500 pairs were sold.
BM130: Oliver F. Winchester Custom Grade (with gold accents).
BM131: Oliver F. Winchester High Grade (silver receiver).
Serial Number: OW200C0335, OW200H0335
Year of Manufacture: 2010
Caliber: .30-30 Win
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full Length Internal Tubular Magazine.
Barrel Length: 24 inches. Half Octagonal.
Sights / Optics: For both rifles the front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to the front of 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.
Stock Configuration & Condition: For both rifles, the two piece checkered wood stock has a straight grip, straight comb, and curved metal buttplate. The wood shows light handling and storage marks. The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. For both rifles the stocks rate in about Excellent, Near New overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: For both rifles, the bores are bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in either bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bores rate a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: These rifles each retain about 99-100% of their metal finish. There are a few very minor handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pair of rifles rate in about Excellent, Near New condition.
Mechanics: The actions function correctly. We did not fire these firearms. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Both rifles come in their original serial matching boxes. Also included with each rifle is a manual, other paperwork, and gun lock.
Our Assessment: The Winchester Model 94 is a lever-action rifle that was produced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company from 1894 to 2006. It was one of the most popular rifles of its time and is still highly sought after by collectors and hunters today. The Model 94 was designed by John Browning and was one of the first rifles to use smokeless powder, which made it more powerful and accurate than previous rifles. It was also one of the first rifles to be chambered in the .30-30 Winchester cartridge, which is still a popular hunting cartridge today.
These two rifles are being sold as a pair, both are Winchester Model 1894 Oliver F. Winchester 1810 – 2010 one of five hundred commemorative lever action rifles. These high quality and highly ornate rifles were manufactured to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Oliver F. Winchesters’s Birth in 1810. The first rifle (BM130) is the custom grade, this gorgeous rifle has a beautifully engraved receiver with scroll motifs and gold accents. The second rifle (BM131) is the high grade, this stunning rifle has a silver nitride receiver with deeply embellished scroll work. Both receivers have engraved early Winchester Repeating Arms crests on the left side. The right side shows a portrait of Oliver F. Winchester. Both rifles have high gloss fancy walnut checkered stocks. Both rifles have their factory stickers on their tube magazines. Both rifles are in Excellent, Near New condition, showing little to no use. This incredible pairing includes their original factory box and paperwork. You are not likely to see a pairing like this again, do not miss out on these highly collectable commemoratives, good luck and happy bidding!