Winchester 1894 94 .25-35 Win Lever Rifle 1950 C&R

Winchester 1894 94 .25-35 Win Lever Rifle 1950 C&R

Winchester 1894 94 .25-35 Win Lever Rifle 1950 C&R


SOLD FOR: $1,511.86
LSB#: 
190523DL34

Make: Winchester Repeating Arms

Model: 94 Carbine

Serial Number: 1717127

Year of Manufacture: 1950

Caliber: .25-35 Winchester

Action Type: This rifle has a lever action with a full-length tubular magazine.

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA / WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”, “WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK”, MODEL 94 – 25-35 WIN.”. The top of the barrel at the receiver and the top of the receiver’s chamber ring are marked with ovalled “WP” proofs. The underside of the receiver is marked with the serial number. The lower tang just in front of the trigger is marked “CU”.

Barrel Length: The round barrel is 20” in length.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded silver bead that is dovetailed into a textured ramped base on the barrel in front of the forward barrel band. The rear sight is a “U” notched semi-buckhorn elevator sight dovetailed into the barrel.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2-piece dark walnut with a lacquered finish, smooth straight grip, and a flat checkered steel shotgun style buttplate. The forend is held with a single barrel band. There are two spots of finish loss on the left side of the buttstock near the toe. There are multiple drag lines with several dings in the stocks, including a deep ding on the right side of the forend and very shallow bruise on the right side of the buttstock near the toe. The wood to metal fit is Excellent. The LOP measures 13 ½” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate shows moderate wear at the edges of the heel and toe, with sharp checkering in the remainder. The buttplate is in about Fine condition. The stocks are in about Very Good to Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: The finish is original.

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are spots of thinning on the forward barrel band and tiny spots of light erosion in the sides of the receiver that are only visible on very close inspection. The receiver also shows a few tiny handling marks with minor mottling in the finish. There are a few light handling marks in the trigger guard, a small mark through the finish in the lower tang where it rubs on the lever and a few tiny marks in the left side of the lever. The hammer serrations are sharp. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half-cock safety. The rifle is equipped with a lever safety, which is operational. The lever lock-up is tight and the trigger is crisp. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Model 94 carbine in .25-35 Winchester that was made after WWII in 1950. The .25-35 Win. cartridge is basically a necked-down .30-30 Win. that was designed for use on coyote sized predators and small deer. This rifle is in about Fine condition with 96% of its original finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion and the action is tight. All of the Winchester rifles made before 1964 are prized by shooters and collectors alike, and this vintage rifle, with its nice bore and original finish, isn’t going to be an exception.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible rifle CAN be transferred in California. All cartridge firing firearms (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This section does not apply to out of state residents.