Winchester Model 1894 .30-30 Saddle Ring Carbine (SRC). Made in 1898, serial 14146X. Has a standard carbine a 20-inch round nickel steel barrel, blade front sight, full-length magazine tube, and carbine buttplate. The bore exhibits the predictable roughness and softened rifling. That said, it remains viable, at least for casual shooting. The mechanics are quite good, with no “lever droop”. Saddle ring is present and retains its original shape. The rear sight dovetail was filled long ago in favor of a tang aperture sight. Has a period Marble’s-style tang rear sight with a locally-altered aperture plate. Metal finish has gone over to silver with a few spots of tarnish and some typical longitudinal scratches from saddle scabbard carry. Wood has typical scratches, nicks, and impressions yet it remains solid. A number of notches with some tales to tell are on either side of the comb just ahead of the heel. This saddle carbine has that honest “fresh off the ranch” look, and indeed it came from a ranch near Coeur d’Alene Idaho. (EPCK-408)
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