Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1022: Winchester 94 Rifle 30 WCF

Auction Date: April 30, 2016

Exceptional Pre-War Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $9,500

Exceptional Pre-War Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 94
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30 WCF
Barrel: 26 Inch
Finish: blue
Stock: varnished walnut
Item Views: 8280
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 15
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

This exceptional Winchester Model 1894 Sporting Rifle was manufactured in 1930. The rifle has a 26-inch octagon barrel with full-length magazine. The barrel has a Lyman "Winchester Express" front sight with gold bead and a buckhorn, sporting style rear sight. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped. The rifle has a full blue finish. The stock and forearm are nicely figured American walnut with a low-luster varnish or oil finish. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped: "-MODEL 94- WINCHESTER-NICKEL STEEL-30 W.C.F.-/-TRADE MARK-" in two-lines below the rear sight. The right side of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS Co./-NEW HAVEN CONN.-" below the rear sight. The oval Winchester "W/P" proof mark is stamped on the top of the barrel and the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER/-TRADE MARK-/-MADE IN U.S.A.-" in three-lines. The serial number, "1082309", is roll-stamped across the bottom of the receiver near the junction with the forearm. The rifle has a red and yellow 1950's style Winchester/Olin-Mathieson hang tag which identifies the Model as "94", the barrel length as 26 inches, and the caliber as "30". The tag lists the price as "$29.50".

Rating Definition:

Excellent 99% plus overall. The rifle is all original and retains virtually all of the blue finish. Wear is limited to a few nearly imperceptible storage marks. The nicely figured walnut stock and forearm retain all of the original finish. Handling or storage wear is limited to several very minor blemishes on the underside of the forearm and one very shallow storage mark on either side of the stock. This is a nearly new and probably un-fired example of a pre-war Winchester Model 1894 rifle that would be almost impossible to improve upon.

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