Texas Sesquicentennial commemorative Winchester 94 rifle
Texas Sesquicentennial commemorative Winchester 94 rifle on wooden mount in clear custom case. Round barrel. Metal plate on the rifle butt states: Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986. White label on butt states 1040. Sticker under the rifle butt states American walnut. Butt pad states: Winchester trademarks licensed from Gun Corp. U.S. Repeating Arms Company. Etched in metal plate on top side of the barrel: Silver Series, 1 of 25, Dallas, Texas. Metal plate on either side of the barrel states: Texas Sesquicentennial and Texas 1836-1986. Metal plate under the rear sight states: Winchester 94AE CAL 30-30 WIN, Made in New Haven, Conn., U.S.A., Winchester proof steel. Serial number under the trigger plate: 532278. Attached tag (Winchester) provides the following information about the rifle's specifications: Caliber: 30-30 Winchester. Magazine capacity: 6 (add one round for cartridge in chamber, when ready to fire). Barrel length: 20 inches. Overall length 37.75 inches. Length of pull: 13 inches. Drop at comb: 1.75 inches. Drop at heel: 2.5 inches. Weight (lbs.): 6.5 inches. Rate of twist (R.H.) 1 turn in: 12 inches. Tag also states: Full two-year warranty, made in U.S.A., Winchester trademarks licensed from Olin Corporation, Model 94 angle eject, Lever action centerfire carbine, G9412E. U.S. Repeating Arms Company 275 Winchester Ave., P.O. Box 30 - 300, New Haven, CT 06511. Also included is the business card of Dart Inc. The following information is provided: Box 220, Henderson, Nebraska 68371. Custom Commemoratives. Charlie Adams 402-723-5395. Manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers. Toll Free: 1-800-228-0086.
Historical Note: The Texas Sesquicentennial commemorative Winchester 94 rifle was manufactured on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Texas. This rifle has an engraved matte gold plated receiver, lever, barrel bands, medallion in stock, and an 18.5 inches round barrel. Its value was set at $850. In 1862, Oliver Fisher Winchester started the Winchester Repeating Arms Company and produced a series of rifles such as the 1866, 1873 and 1876. John M. Browning contributed to the designs and in 1893, he presented a model for the new 30-30 smokeless cartridge. This model was the Model 94 Winchester. The Winchester Repeating Arms Company (now the United States Repeating Arms Company) has produced special, limited edition Model 94 rifles and carbines to commemorate significant events, people, places or periods in United States or Canadian history. These were manufactured for one year and produced in limited quantities and have special serial numbers not in the regular production range. All have various levels of embellishment which highlight the event or person being honored including engraving, silver, gold or pewter plating of the receiver and other parts of the gun, as well as higher grades and figure of wood in the stocks and forends.
Related Collection: Texas 1986 Sesquicentennial Commission records at the Texas State Archives.
Date range of creation:
1985 to 1986
Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 1987/092
Centennial celebrations, etc.
Winchester Repeating Arms Company
Wood (plant material)
ATF0517, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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Size or duration:
5.25 in x 8.5 in x 42.5 in