1903 mfr. WINCHESTER Model 1894 TAKEDOWN .32 WS Lever Action RIFLE C&R
Octagonal Barrel, Crescent Butt Plate
Here we present a C&R Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle, made in 1903 in New Haven, Connecticut and chambered in .32 Winchester Special. 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.
Like the more familiar .30-30 WCF, the .32 Winchester Special is a necked down version of the original Model 1894 cartridge—the .38-55. Rather than a .308 bullet, the .32 WS utilizes a .321 bullet. This is still available today and just as handy for deer and other medium sized game as the ubiquitous .30-30!
The overall condition is very good. Original blue finish. Strong, crisp action. Bright bore with thin rifling. Solid stock. The left side of the forearm has uniform hash marks notched near the receiver. Here is a solid example from a solid company, Winchester.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 26 inches.
Caliber: .32 W.S. (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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