Winchester Model 64 Like 1894 94 24″ .30-30 Lever Action Rifle, 1943-48 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,251.00

WOA#: WY240324RF004

Make: Winchester

Model: 64

Serial Number: 1299529

Year of Manufacture: 1943-1948

Caliber: .30-30 Winchester

Action Type: Tubular Magazine Fed Lever Action Rifle

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-WINCHESTER / PROOF STEEL-”, “MODEL 64”, “-WINCHESTER- / -TRADE MARK-” and “30 W.C.F.-”, the right is marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / -NEW HAVEN. CONN.-“. The top of the barrel and the receiver chamber ring are marked with a “WP” proof. The underside of the receiver is marked “1299529”. The top tang is marked “WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK / MADE IN U.S.A.”.

Barrel Length: 24 Nominal, 24 1/4” Measured

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a hooded, textured, ramped base forged to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “U”-notch elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel, the notch is fine-adjustable for elevation. The left of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a receiver sight (none present).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with capped, semi-beavertail forend, pistol grip, straight comb and checkered steel buttplate. The stocks have some light nicks, scuffs and scratches. 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 and light oxidation at the heel and toe with well defined checkering. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore, but there is a little stubborn fouling. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 9 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at most edges. There are a few light nicks and scratches, mostly on the receiver. The lever loop has some wear and oxidation. The action shows light 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-plus condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is crisp. This rifle has lever and half-cock hammer safeties. 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: Winchester’s venerable Model 94 rifle, long a favorite of hunters and outdoorsmen, was beginning to lose sales in the early 1920’s, although the shorter barreled carbine was still popular. More people were traveling by motorcar and railroad, and Winchester thought a takedown rifle based on the Model 94 would sell well. The Model 55 was introduced in 1924, but never sold particularly well, and was discontinued in 1932 when it was superseded by the Model 64. The Model 64 was a redesign of the Model 55 with a longer magazine tube and made with a solid frame only. The Model 64 stayed in production until 1957, with a total of only 66,783 manufactured, making it one of the rarer lever action models made by Winchester. A 2nd batch of 8250 was produced in the early 1970’s, but those made before 1964 have better quality and smoothness of operation than that found on more modern Model 94’s.

This is a Winchester Model 64 Rifle in .30-30 Win. with a 24” barrel and 3/4 length magazine tube. The rifle is in Very Good-plus overall condition, retaining the great majority of its original finish, light wear in the stocks, a strong bore and good mechanics. If the collectors don’t take enough notice, this will make someone a very nice deer rifle. Please see our photos and good luck!

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

Winchester Model 64 Like 1894 94 24" .30-30 Lever Action Rifle, 1943-48 C&R
Winchester Model 64 Like 1894 94 24″ .30-30 Lever Action Rifle, 1943-48 C&R