c1946 mfr. WINCHESTER Model 94 .30-30 WCF Lever Action C&R Carbine Pre-1964
Post-WORLD WAR II Era
Here we present a C&R Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine, made in 1946 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, prior to this date, the Model 94 would have been the Model 1894. 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 fine. Original blue finish. The action is excellent. The bore is shiny bright with sharp rifling. The rear barrel sight was once removed in favor of the tang mounted rear peep. A later folding sight has been put into the barrel notch. The walnut stock shows some use and remains in good shape.
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. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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