The Winchester Model 94E rifle is a lever action repeating rifle, designed by John Browning and introduced in 1894 by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
It was among the first firearms to be made from higher grade steel specifically for the higher pressures generated by smokeless powder. From 1895 it has been available in 30-30 Winchester… a calibre now synonymous with the Winchester Model 1894
At its introduction the rifle came with a 24-inch barrel and was chambered for a variety of pistol rounds, (an American tradition of having a carbine and handgun using common ammunition). With a shortened barrel of 20” it was more suited for quick handling and carrying by cowboys on horseback.
Re-chambered variants remain in production today.
The Winchester 1894 holds the record for best-selling high-powered rifle in U.S. history with over 7 million sold.
Foxtrot example shown is a Winchester Model 1894 rifle chambered for .357 Magnum cartridges, has a 22″ barrel, a nicely finished walnut stock and forend – which is retained by a barrel band and it is in a blued finish.
This carbine would be seen in civilian use, pest control or hunting, typically.