Winchester Model 94AE Saddle Ring Carbine 30-30
A classic Winchester Model 94AE Saddle Ring Carbine with large loop lever in 30-30 Calibre.
Looks to be in an excellent, unfired condition.
The Model 94 has been produced for 110 years, and has been offered in a bewildering number of variations. The .30-30 Winchester is the cartridge that has became synonymous with the Model 1894 rifle. Introduced in 1895, the .30-30 was the first North American sporting cartridge designed for use with smokeless powder. The .30-30 is a .30 caliber cartridge that was originally loaded with 30 grains of the new smokeless powder, which is the source of its name. The old factory loads used bullets weighing 160-165 grains.
The Model 94 was the first sporting rifle to sell over 1,000,000 copies. Sales ultimately totaled somewhere around 7,000,000 before the Model 94 was discontinued when the U.S. factory was shut down in 2006. No other sporting rifle has approached those numbers, and it is unlikely that one ever will.