Fine WINCHESTER Model 1894 RIFLE Chambered In .32 Winchester Special C&R
With Notches, Octagonal Barrel & .32 WS Smokeless Rear Sight!
Here we present a Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle, made in 1900 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 .32 Winchester Special (or .32 WS) is a rimmed cartridge created in October 1901 for use in the Winchester Model 94 lever-action rifle. It is similar in name but unrelated to the .32-20 Winchester cartridge (which is also known as .32 WCF). This cartridge is based on the .30-30 Winchester cartridge of 1895, but differs from the .30-30 in bullet diameter. More significantly, Winchester decreased the rate of rifling twist in their Model 94 rifle, from 1:12 when chambered for the .30-30 to 1:16 when chambered for the .32 Winchester Special. Winchester used the slower twist to reduce fouling retention when creating a new cartridge for sportsmen who wanted to reload their own ammunition using black powder and cast bullets.
This rifle features a 26-inch octagonal barrel with a distinctive rear sight that is marked “SMOKELESS/-32 W.S.-M’94-“ along with “50 & 100 YDS.” Something to take notice of are the uniform notches atop the left forearm alongside the barrel. Hopefully, these indicate deer taken over the years.
The overall condition is fine. The action is strong. The bore is shiny bright with nice rifling. Original blue finish. The stock is smooth and solid. A very nice rifle!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 26 inches.
Caliber: .32 Winchester Special
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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