Answer: Below is a brief timeline of historical information regarding Winchester Firearms: Year Event 1854 Introduction of volcanic repeating handguns. Oliver Winchester buys stock in Volcanic Repeating Arms. Model 1866 "Yellow Boy lever action introduced -- first gun to bear the Winchester name. A Marble’s front sight is featured on most Model 94 rifles.Volcanic carbine introduced 1856 Offices moved to New Haven, Connecticut. 1868 Assets of Spencer Company purchased by Winchester. The Browning Shop had begun a partnership with Winchester that would last the next 19 years. The new Timber Scout, a very fast, quick rifle is offered in 30-30 or 44 Rem. The Model 94 Legacy, with a 26” round or octagon barrel, is offered with a blued or case-colored receiver.
I have a Winchester model 70 30.06 serial number 116XXX. In addition, no rifle came to symbolize the romance of the West more that the Winchester Model 94. Utilizes a box magazine especially designed to accommodate the recently introduced high power smokeless cartridges and pointed bullets. Featherweight in stainless and a new Sporter III is introduced.
Manufactured in 1949 I don't believe it has been fired but need to check into it further. Bennett becomes president of Winchester Repeating Arms Company. 1899 Model 1890 bolt action .22 rimfire introduced. The Coyote now comes in a stainless, Lite stainless or Lite blued model.
1873 Model 1873 lever action introduced in centerfire and rimfire. In the spring of 1883, rights to the Model 1878 Single Shot, (later called the Model 1885), were purchased by T. The Model 9422, one of the most popular 22 rimfire rifles ever, is discontinued.
1875 Winchester buys rights to Hotchkiss bolt action centerfire. 1879 John Browning patents his single shot rifle 1880 Oliver Winchester passes on. Several high-grade “Tribute” models are available for a limited time.
One more question as long as I am on here, would this gun have originally come with one of those flip up peep sites on it. Your rifle is known as a sporting rifle configuration of the Model 1894.
I'm thinking it is worth a couple of dollars but not sure.
A new .22 would therefore be needed for the then very popular sport of target shooting; Winchester reasoned that returning soldiers would be drawn to the bolt action design with which they had become familiar.
The rifle to be designated the Model 52 was designed from the ground up as an "accuracy rifle" — the world's first production .22 to be so conceived.
Known as the "King of the .22's," the Model 52 has been called by Field & Stream one of "the 50 best guns ever made" and by Winchester historian Herbert Houze "perfection in design." However, by the 1970s the World War I-era design was showing its age and had given way in top-level competition to newer match rifles from Walther and Anschütz; the costly-to-produce Model 52, which had long been a loss leader prestige product by that time, was finally discontinued when US Repeating Arms took over the manufacture of Winchester rifles from Olin Corporation in 1980.