Winchester Model 94 Centennial 66’ 20” .30-30 Win Lever Action Rifle. C&R

SOLD FOR: $765

WOA#: WY240214BT020

Make: Winchester

Model: 94

Serial Number: 81653

Year of Manufacture: 1966

Caliber: .30-30 Win

Action Type: Tube fed lever action.

Markings: This rifle has “WINCHESTER CENTENNIAL 66’” on the back of the receiver. It has “WINCHESTER MADE IN U.S.A.” with “30-30” on the left side of the barrel and “A COUNTRY OF LEADERSHIP 1866-1966” on the right.

Barrel Length: 20”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a dovetail blade sight. The rear sight is an adjustable U-notch sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a 2 piece wood set. The buttstock has a straight comb and a curved brass buttplate. The forend is rounded with a brass end cap.  The stock set has pressure dents and minor scratches. There are no cracks or chips. Overall this stock set rates very good condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: This rifle has a 7 round capacity mag tube. It is in very good condition.

Type of Finish:  Blued/Brass

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright but the rifling is worn. There is no erosion in the bore. This writer rates the bore at 7/10

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish and there are some minor rust spots. There is minor wear on various edges. The screw heads and pins are undamaged. The markings are clean. Overall, this rifle rates in about good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment:  The Winchester Model 94 was designed by John Browning, one of the most prolific firearms designers in history. It was developed as a replacement for the earlier Model 1892 rifle and was intended to be a more robust and reliable design. The Model 94 incorporated several innovations, including a stronger locking system and a simplified internal mechanism.

Over its long production history, the Winchester Model 94 has undergone numerous design changes and variations to meet evolving market demands and manufacturing capabilities. These variants may include different barrel lengths, stock configurations, finishes, and special editions commemorating historical events or anniversaries much like this 66’ Centennial model.

Despite advancements in firearms technology, the Winchester Model 94 remains in production today, albeit with some changes to the manufacturing process and materials. Modern versions of the rifle still capture the classic look and feel of the original Model 94 while incorporating modern improvements to ensure durability and performance. It is a legendary lever-action rifle that has become an integral part of American firearms history and culture. With its timeless design, reliable action, and chambering in the iconic .30-30 Winchester cartridge, the Model 94 continues to be cherished by shooters, hunters, and collectors around the world. – R.E.

Winchester Model 94 Centennial 66’ 20” .30-30 Win Lever Action Rifle. C&R
Winchester Model 94 Centennial 66’ 20” .30-30 Win Lever Action Rifle. C&R