Winchester 94 NRA Commemorative Centennial Musket 30-30 Lever-Action C&R

SOLD FOR: $877.91

WOA#: WY240225JH011

Make: Winchester

Model: 94

Serial Number: NRA45780

Year of Manufacture: 1971(January-December) Limited Quantity

Caliber: .30-30 Winchester

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine (7 Capacity)

Markings:    The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER – MODEL 94 30-30 WIN. MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”.  The right side of the barrel is marked, “NRA CENTENNIAL MUSKET”.  The top of the barrel at the rear and the top of the chamber ring have an ovalled “WP” proof. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the front “NRA45780”.  The sides of the receiver have scroll engraving with “1871 NRA 1971”.  The tang is marked, “MODEL 1894 / WINCHESTER”.  The right side of the buttstock has an NRA Centennial 1871-1971 Medallion embedded in the stock.

Barrel Length: Musket: 26”

Sights / Optics:   The front sight is a blade dovetailed to the barrel . The rear sight is a U-notch elevator sight that is dovetailed to the slide. The leaf is finely adjustable for elevation.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood with a banded forend, straight grip, straight comb, and steel buttplate. There is a tiny scuff on the right side of the stock near the barrel toward the front of the rifle. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13.75″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows hardly any wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is well defined. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered light marks about the metal from storage within the original packaging over the years. The action shows no operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent- Like New condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly.  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: This rifle comes in its original serial matching box, Winchester Warranty Card, Winchester Model 94 NRA Centennial Pamphlet, Winchester Warranty Certificate, NRA Centennial Commemorative Certificate of Authenticity, and its factory Box which originally contained both consecutive guns.

Our Assessment:  There are few organizations that have helped pioneer and traverse the rugged and rough terrain of American History like the National Rifle Association.  Founded in 1871 with the Rifleman in mind, to provide military training to the civilian population, the NRA helped shape the American way of life in the aftermath of the Civil War and the pioneering of the Western Frontier.  The NRA helped the people take power against the hardships and dangers of the Wild West and the rapid expansion of the industrial complex that transformed society.  The NRA in its day helped shape the destiny of the American Rifleman in his journey though and for liberty and freedom.  It is only fitting that Winchester in 1971 was authorized by the NRA to produce a commemorative 100th Anniversary rifle that truly represented the heritage and high standard of the distinguished organization and the value of the American way of life.  This NRA Centennial Model 94 Musket is patterned after the Military-style Model 1895 Winchester that was specifically designed for NRA requirements.  This rifle has the unmistakable quality and performance that every marksman recognizes.  No greater tribute to the American Rifleman could be offered to the sportsman of the NRA than this commemorative Centennial Model 94.  Claim the world’s most popular lever action rifle before it’s gone.  These rifles were sold in a Rifle and Musket pair with consecutive serial numbers.  Happy Bidding and Good Luck!  – L.S.

Winchester 94 NRA Commemorative Centennial Musket 30-30 Lever-Action C&R
Winchester 94 NRA Commemorative Centennial Musket 30-30 Lever-Action C&R