Title: Winchester Model 94 (1894) Chief Crazy Horse Commemorative .38-55 Lever Action Rifle, C&R OK
Model: Model 94
Serial Number: CCH12054
Year of Manufacture: 1983 This rifle is listed in the ATF Curio and Relics Section II, page 32.
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle
Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked "Chief Crazy Horse" in script. The left side of the barrel is marked "Winchester Model 94 .38-55 Win. / Made in New Haven Conn. U.S.A. Winchester Proof Steel". The right side of the receiver is beautifully engraved, as is the left. The serial number is on the underside of the frame and the Winchester Proof is on the barrel at the receiver.
Barrel Length: 24"
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a tall brass bead and dovetail set front sight with a semi-buckhorn leaf and elevator sight, set in a dovetail slot.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are nicely grained walnut showing no wear and an all original oil finish. The stocks show only light storage marks and surface depressions. There are no cracks or losses. The stock and forearm are beautifully brass studded, with a Sioux Tribal medallion insert on the right side of the stock. The LOP measures 13 3/8" to the back of the blued crescent plate. Overall the stocks rate in about Fine - Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: The frame and cap are case colored; the lever, buttplate and magazine tube are blue.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The lever and base of the receiver show slight internal wear from operating the action. There is a nick on the top right side of the bolt. Otherwise, this rifle shows remarkable little use and wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle.
Box & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a beautiful Model 94 in a great caliber and from one of the best Commemorative production runs of all time. Few commemoratives have ever truly sparked the interest of the collecting world as has the Crazy Horse Commemorative, with its Native American - frontier style embellishments. Perhaps the only more desirable would be the John Wayne Commemorative.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California, and is C&R eligible.
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