1918 WINCHESTER 1894 .30-30 WCF Lever Action C&R 26” Round Barrel Rifle JMB
WORLD WAR II Era .30-30 Caliber Repeating Rifle
Here we present a C&R Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle, made in 1918 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.
In April 1919, Winchester eliminated the “18” and “19” from the model names of all of the various models that were in active production. So, after this date, the Model 1894 would have become the Model 94. Somewhere around 1946, Winchester, at the other gunmakers persistence, bowed to them and renamed the cartridge to .30-30, rather than the .30 WCF (Winchester Center Fire), obviously because the other makers didn’t like the Winchester name in the cartridge their rifles were firing, along with Winchester worrying they would miss out due to everyone else calling it a .30-30.
The overall condition is very good. Excellent action. Overall, the bore is in good condition with nice rifling. Solid walnut stock throughout.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 26 inches.
Caliber: .30 Winchester Center Fire (.30-30)
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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