Lot 37

Winchester 1894 RARE 38-55 Saddle Ring Carbine

Estimate: $2,350 - $3,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$25 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
Winchester 1894 Saddle Ring Carbine in rare and desirable .38-55 caliber, serial number 338518, made in 1907. This is the classic, early 1894 Carbine that was popular with the Klondike gold seekers, Texas Rangers, cowboys, ranchers, big game hunters and Mexican Revolutionaries. One of the best of the Jonathan Browning designs; this model is still respected and used today. The standard caliber for the famed Model 1894 rifle and carbine was .30 WCF (Winchester Center Fire; AKA .30-30 Winchester). The .38-55 caliber is rarely encountered in rifles and even more rarely found in saddle ring carbine configuration. This fine 116 year old example still retains good lightly aged blue on the barrel and magazine tube. It has the carbine bead front sight and sports a buckhorn rear barrel sight with elevator bar. The receiver still retains some nice original blue around the saddle ring with the balance aged gray with good screw heads and fine blue on the protected loading gate. It has a tight action, lock-up, strong springs and a solid safety half-cock on the hammer. The bore is fairly bright with fine rifling all the way through. The butt stock and forearm show normal handling along with some honest saddle wear to the forearm ahead of the receiver, and tight wood to metal fit. The barrel displays correct, clear Winchester address markings and patent dates. The upper tang also has correct “MODEL 1894” over “Winchester” etc. markings. The Winchester 1894 saddle ring carbine is an iconic carbine from the turbulent days of the early part of the 20th century. This 1894 Carbine has great character, visual appeal and is especially scarce and desirable being chambered for the big .38-55 cartridge. Firearm classifies as a Curio and Relic or Modern Firearm and requires an FFL transfer or NICS background check.