c1928 WINCHESTER Model 94 CARBINE .30-30 WCF Roaring Twenties Prohibition C&R
John Moses Browning Classic
Here we present a C&R Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine, made circa 1928 in New Haven, Connecticut. This style of carbines was known as “Eastern Carbines” because of the absence of a saddle ring on the receiver. 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 rifle out there.
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, prior to this date, the Model 94 would have been the Model 1894. Somewhere around 1949, Winchester, at the other gunmakers persistence, bowed to them and renamed the cartridge fired here 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.
The overall condition is fine. Original blue finish. The action is excellent and crisp. The bore is shiny bright with sharp rifling; fine. The walnut stock is fine; there is a tiny, stable split at the left wrist against the frame. A great Winchester 94 carbine from the 20s!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 20 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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