Featured Gun: Winchester Model 1894 .30-30 For Sale!
Early in 1862, Oliver Fisher Winchester began Winchester Repeating Arms Company and followed with a series of rifles like the 1866, 1873 and 1876. Then John Moses Browning came along with numerous other designs for Winchester which became legendary in their own right, like the Single Shot 1885, Model 86 and the Model 92 among others. In 1893, Browning presented to Winchester a new rifle that was a perfect match for the new 30-30 smokeless cartridge, ushering in a new era in firearms development and cemented itself as a gun that helped define a time period. The lever-action Winchester 1894 was the first rifle to chamber the smokeless powder round, the .30 WCF more commonly referred to as the .30-30 in today’s gun community.
The Model 1894 quickly became a favorite among hunters, cowboys, outlaws and lawmen for its light weight, fast fire rate and the ability to reload fast with modern metallic cartridges. It was used extensively in the American West during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was also used in both World Wars, although to a lesser extent.
In terms of historical significance, the Winchester Model 1894 is considered to be one of the most important firearms in American history. It is often referred to as “The Gun That Won the West” due to its widespread use during the settling of the American frontier by both Native Americans and settlers during the western expansion of the United States. The Model 1894 is also significant for its role in shaping the development of lever-action rifles and for its impact on hunting and shooting sports in the United States.
Today, the Model 1894 continues to be a popular firearm and many modern versions of the rifle have been produced,. It remains a popular choice for hunters and shooters who appreciate its history and iconic design.
This rifle is in great condition especially considering it is over 120 years old. and comes with the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum letter that dates the manufacture of the rifle to 1900. This rifle features a 22-inch octagonal barrel and a set trigger that still functions without issue. The set trigger would have been a special order. Not something was produced on the main production line. This rifle is unique, beautiful, and very rare. Get it while you can!