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Receiver, barrel and mag retain 80% thinning blue; lever and hammer retain faded case colors; buttplate is mostly faded top silver/grey; stocks retain a high degree of their original varnish finish; mechanics are crisp; bore is bright and considered a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10.A study of the original Winchester factory records indicate only 2,252 rifles were made with 22” barrels.To the maximum extent possible, the dates of manufacture shown were obtained from the original Winchester Factory Polishing Room serialization records; otherwise estimates were made using multiple sources of information (e.g.
This rifle has a full-page illustration and description on page 426 of "THE WINCHESTER BOOK" by George Madis. The round matted barrel could make this a unique configuration.Winchester 1894 Antique Deluxe Carbine .30 WCF s/n 229 – 20" round barrel; full magazine; case color hardened hammer and lever; square base ivory bead front sight; no rear seat; Lyman 21 receiver sight; fancy tiger striped capped pistol H-style checkered oil finished walnut stocks w/hard rubber buttplate.The checkering shows only minor handling wear and the carved scroll borders are sharp. marked sights have the later style catch design seen on the later MARBLE marked sights. Barrel retains 95% original bright blue with slight muzzle wear. See Special Detailed Description Winchester 1894 SRC .30 WCF s/n 9584 – 20" round stainless steel barrel; full mag; platinum-lines three leaf express rear sight; fixed bade pinned blade front sight; straight grain walnut stocks. The stock and forearm are free from nicks and scratches and retain nearly all of the original satin finish. Stocks are sound and show moderate wear, light handling marks and retain generous amounts of their original oil finish.
Winchester 1894 Deluxe Antique Rifle .30 WCF s/n 229 – 26” round matted barrel; 4-Cartridge magazine; color case hardened receiver; three leaf platinum lined rear sight; Lyman ivory bead sporting front sight; fancy pistol grip checkered oil finished walnut stocks with rubber shotgun buttplate.