Winchester 1894 early octagon rifle in rare and desirable .25-35 caliber, serial number 179241, made in 1899. The 1894 rifles of this early vintage were very popular with the Klondike gold seekers as well as with big game hunters on both sides of the Mississippi River. Many also found their way south of the border and played a major role in the Mexican Revolution as well as border skirmishes with Americans. The standard caliber for this model was .30WCF (.30 Winchester Center Fire or .30-30) with the caliber .25-35 a limited production chambering being scarce and seldom seen today. This 1894 is an excellent example that displays fine blue on the barrel and magazine tube as well as generous lightly aged blue on the receiver. All screw heads are sharp as are all the original and correct Winchester markings on the barrel and upper tang. The rifle still retains the factory buckhorn rear sight along with a blade front sight. The bore shows consistent deep rifling and the action is very tight. The stock, with classic crescent butt plate, and forearm are also in fine condition and show extremely tight wood to metal fit. This 119 year old Winchester 1894 is in far better condition than normally encountered and is seldom seen in rare .25-35 caliber. The firearm qualifies as an Antique long gun, and does not require FFL Transfer or NICS Background Check. Serial Number: 179241
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