1st YEAR Antique WINCHESTER 1894 LEVER ACTION .38-55 WCF Repeating RIFLE
Desirable FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION Manufactured in 1894!
Here we present an antique Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle, made in 1894 in New Haven, Connecticut. The credit for the design of such a prolific firearm again lies with John Moses Browning, who lent his extensive design talents to a large number of weapon types throughout his career. The Model 1894 was the first Winchester rifle made for use with the new technology of smokeless powder and was developed as a hunting rifle. Over 7.5 million were produced from 1894 until 2006. While various cartridges were supported throughout the run of the gun, the .30-30 Winchester became its staple. In practical use, the Model 1894 became a favorite for general shooters and hunters alike. To this day, it remains a deer hunting favorite, and, in all likelihood, more deer have been taken with the 1894 than any other.
The .38-55 WCF was a very effective medium-bore cartridge that writer Chuck Hawks refers to as “the Gentle Medium Bore”. This Winchester would have made a very nice rifle for hunting medium game like deer all the way to moose.
The overall condition is very good. The action is crisp. The bore is bright with strong rifling. There is a secondary dovetail behind the front sight. The stock is solid and smooth. This rifle was certainly use but well-kept. A great example of a first year Winchester Model 1894!
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Barrel is 26 inches.
Caliber: .38-55 WCF
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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