Pre-64 Winchester Model 94 1894 Carbine 20? .32 WS Lever Action Rifle, 1941

SOLD FOR: $801

WOA#: WY230505DD004

Make: Winchester

Model: 94

Serial Number: 1177168

Year of Manufacture: 1941

Caliber: .32 WS

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine

Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER / PROOF STEEL-MODEL 94-WINCHESTER / –TRADE MARK– -32-W.S.-”.  The right side of the barrel is marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO –NEW HAVEN,CONN. –”.   The top at the rear and the top of the receiver at the front each have an ovalled “WP” proof. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the front.  The upper tang is marked “WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK / MADE IN USA”.

Barrel Length: 20″

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a textured, ramped base fixed to the barrel. The base is grooved for a hood which is not present. The rear sight is a U-notch elevator sight that is dovetailed to the rear of the barrel, the notch is fine-adjustable for elevation.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stocks are two-piece smooth wood with a banded forend, straight grip, straight comb, and serrated steel buttplate. The stocks have scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches with a few more notable compressions in the buttstock.  There are no chips or cracks.  The LOP measures 13.25″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows wear at the edges with a couple of spots of oxidation and corrosion.  Overall, the stocks are in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is infrequent minor erosion in the bore, mostly toward the muzzle-end. The bore rates 9 out of 10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 85% of its metal finish. The balance is mostly in light surface oxidation on the receiver. There are a few scattered minor nicks and scratches. The screw heads are sharp. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly. The rifle has a half-cock 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: None.

Our Assessment:  The Winchester Model 1894 was the first commercial American repeating rifle built to be used with smokeless powder. The 1894 was originally chambered to fire 2 metallic black powder cartridges, the .32-40 Winchester and .38-55 Winchester. In 1895 Winchester went to a different steel composition for rifle manufacturing that could handle higher pressure rounds and offered the rifle in .25-35 Winchester and .30-30 Winchester. This is a Winchester Pre-64 Model 94 Carbine in .32 Winchester Special that was made in 1941. The rifle has some honest wear, but retains a great bore and strong mechanics. This rifle could be back out in the field dropping deer for another lifetime but, as with most pre-1964 Winchesters, may also interest the collectors. Please see our photos and good luck!

Pre-64 Winchester Model 94 1894 Carbine 20? .32 WS Lever Action Rifle, 1941
Pre-64 Winchester Model 94 1894 Carbine 20? .32 WS Lever Action Rifle, 1941