TAKEDOWN 30-30 Antique WINCHESTER Model 1894 Rifle
Manufactured in 1897 in New Haven, Connecticut
Here we present an antique Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle, made in 1897 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.
This Model 1894 features a 26-inch octagonal barrel chambered in .30-30 WCF. The top of the barrel is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A.” The tang is marked “MODEL 1894/WINCHESTER/PAT. AUG. 21 1894”. The rear of the barrel is marked “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”.
The overall condition is very good. 15% of the original blue finish remains with a plum patina throughout. The markings are clear and legible. The stock is in good shape. The bore is clean with good rifling. The action on this rifle is excellent. Here is an early, antique example of Winchester’s most prolific model in one of the most popular calibers with the scarce takedown feature!
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Barrel is 26 inches.
Caliber: .30-30 WCF
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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