Winchester Model 1894 94 Carbine 20″ .25-35 WCF Lever Action Rifle 1950 C&R

SOLD FOR: $718.25

WOA#: WY240226SP063

Make: Winchester

Model: 94 Carbine

Serial Number: 1637865

Year of Manufacture: 1950

Caliber: .25-35 Winchester Center Fire (WCF)

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with 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 W.C.F-”. 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.

Barrel Length: 20″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bead blade dovetailed to a textured, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The base is grooved for a hood which is not present. The rear sight has been removed, its dovetail is filled with a Lyman blank. The left of the receiver is drilled and tapped with a Lyman 56 receiver sight installed, adjustable for windage and elevation.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb and checkered steel buttplate. There is a sling swivel mounted to the belly but there is no forward swivel. The stocks have scattered nicks, scuffs and scratches. There is wear on each side of the forend in front of the band’s mounting screw. The finish shows crazing throughout. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has scattered wear and oxidation in its well defined checkering. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Some remaining finish may be original, most surfaces show treatment with cold blue.

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is some light erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 7 or 8 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 5% of its metal finish. There is a little finish around raised features. Most surfaces show wear treated with cold blue in the distant past, mottled with areas going to a light patina. There is scattered surface oxidation and minor erosion. There are some nicks and scratches. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings range from clear to worn, but legible. Overall, this rifle is in Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The rifle has a half-cock 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 Model 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 Carbine chambered for .25-35 WCF and shows its age. It still has a decent bore and strong mechanics, so it would make a good candidate for restoration. With a little TLC, it should still prove to be a great hunting rifle for years to come. Please see our photos and good luck!

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

Winchester Model 1894 94 Carbine 20" .25-35 WCF Lever Action Rifle 1950 C&R
Winchester Model 1894 94 Carbine 20″ .25-35 WCF Lever Action Rifle 1950 C&R