I am being upfront. I think the Winchester Model 94 (Model of 1894) is the most collectible of all the old lever guns. I am looking for another one.There is the pre-1964 which gets good money.
John Browning designed it before he designed the 1911. The swing is located inside the rifle while the replica's have the swing outside (like the Marlin and Henry).
The rifle is important as this American rifle conquered the west. No other rifle has this history.
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It was perfectly balanced so the old ones will show wear forward of the lever. It was the best place to carry them when looking for game to harvest for your family.
Life was hard back then without the social programs of FDR.