Pre-64 Winchester 1894 94 Carbine Flat Band 20″ .30-30 WCF Lever Rifle, C&R

SOLD FOR: $716.99

WOA#: WY240326CM002

Make: Winchester Repeating Arms

Model: 1894 Carbine

Serial Number: 1471546

Year of Manufacture: 1946-1948

Caliber: .30-30 Winchester (.30 WCF)

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

Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA / -WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-”, -“WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-“-, “MODEL 94 – 30 W.C.F.-”. The top of the barrel and top of the chamber ring are each marked with a circled “WP” proof. The underside of the receiver is marked “1471546”.

Barrel Length: 20″, Round

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a textured, ramped base forged to the front of the barrel. The bead has been damaged or altered. The base is grooved for a hood which is not present. The rear sight is a “U”-notch leaf and elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The notch is fine adjustable for elevation.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2-piece smooth walnut with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb, and checkered steel buttplate. The screw securing the forend band has been replaced. There is a scratch in front of the band on the left. The stocks have some scattered nicks, scuffs and scratches. The right of the comb has a few spots of stubborn residue. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has wear around the edges and on the points of the well defined checkering with some minor surface oxidation and residue in the checkering. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is infrequent minor erosion and some scattered stubborn fouling in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates about 8 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 75% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at most edges. There is handling wear in the top tang and lever-loop. There is some scattered light oxidation, most notable on the left receiver flat. The left flat has finish wear consistent with scrubbing. There are some scattered minor nicks, scuffs and scratches. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half-cock safety and there is a lever safety. 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 1894 Saddle Ring Carbine, made between 1946-1948 with a 20” 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. This rifle was made in the period with what is known as the “flat-band”, due to the profile of the forward barrel band. It is in Very Good condition with about 75% of its metal finish. This is an honest rifle that has seen more than 70 years of use yet still has a strong bore and good mechanics. It would be perfect for throwing in the back window of your pick-up truck for use on coyotes and other varmints and it would also be a great deer rifle today just as it was when it was made. Being both a “flat-band” and pre-1964 production, it will also interest the Winchester collectors. Please see our photos and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

Pre-64 Winchester 1894 94 Carbine Flat Band 20" .30-30 WCF Lever Rifle, C&R
Pre-64 Winchester 1894 94 Carbine Flat Band 20″ .30-30 WCF Lever Rifle, C&R