Winchester 94AE 94-AE 1894 Carbine 20″ .30-30 Lever Action Rifle, MFD 1990s

SOLD FOR: $800

WOA#: WY240312RS004

Make: Winchester

Model: 94AE

Serial Number: 6345072

Year of Manufacture: 1990s

Caliber: .30-30 Winchester

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

Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER MODEL 94AE CAL. 30-30 WIN. / -MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-“, the top at the rear has an ovalled “WP” proof. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number to the left of the lever plate.

Barrel Length: 20″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a hooded, serrated, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “U”-notch elevator with a white triangle aiming reference dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The notch is fine-adjustable for elevation. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for mounting an optic (none present).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered wood with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb and checkered black hard rubber Winchester buttplate. There is a sling stud in the belly and another mounted to the magazine forward of the forend. The stocks have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has minor wear with well defined checkering and lettering. Overall, the stocks are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There are a few spots of minor erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 9 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The action shows minor operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The rifle has a rebounding hammer, a cross-bolt safety and a lever 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: For more than a century, Winchester’s 1894 has served as the quintessential lever action rifle. The design is still in production today and finds favor with both hunters and those who just like shooting a lever action. This example is a Model 94AE, or Angle Eject, which is a design change which makes the rifle more suitable for mounting an optic. This is a great little brush gun that is short, light and handy. The rifle has quick-to-acquire iron sights, can accept mounts for the optic of your choice, and is chambered for possibly the most popular deer hunting cartridge in America. Please see our photos and good luck!

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

Winchester 94AE 94-AE 1894 Carbine 20" .30-30 Lever Action Rifle, MFD 1990s
Winchester 94AE 94-AE 1894 Carbine 20″ .30-30 Lever Action Rifle, MFD 1990s