Winchester Model 94 Sporter and Short Rifle

    Last year Winchester brought back the Model 94 lever action. This year they are adding two new models: the Sporter and the Short rifle.

    Winchester Model 94 Sporter
    Winchester Model 94 Short Rifle

    From the press release …

    The new Winchester Sporter 94 will feature a 24-inch half-round, half-octagon blued barrel. The rifle has a traditional straight grip stock with a crescent butt and blued steel buttplate. The satin oil finished walnut stock is finely checkered in the familiar pattern with double-lined bordering. The Sporter 94 has a semi-buckhorn rear sight and a fine gold bead on the front. Each receiver is drilled and tapped for scope mounts and the hammer is drilled and tapped for a spur extension.

    The Sporter comes in either 30-30 Winchester or 38-55 Winchester. Both have a magazine capacity of 8 rounds. The 30-30 model has a 1 in 12 inch rate of twist and the 38-55 has a 1 in 18 inch rate of twist. Both have an overall length of 42 ½ inches. Suggested retail for both guns is $1,299.99.

    The Winchester Short Rifle Model 94 was a favorite for many hunters and shooters and the new model is sure to be a popular addition to the new line of Model 94 rifles. The Short Rifle 94 is fast to the shoulder, quick-swinging, lightweight and a pleasure to shoot. It was and will be popular with the range rider who needs to snatch the gun from a saddle scabbard and fire quickly.

    The Short Rifle 94 has a compact 20-inch deeply-blued round barrel and straight grip walnut stock. It has a rifle-style forearm, black grip cap and full-length magazine. The sights are traditional with a semi-buckhorn rear and Marble Arms® gold bead at the muzzle. The rifle is also drilled and tapped for scope mounts.

    The Short Rifle 94 has an overall length of 38 inches and weighs 6 ¾ pounds. It is available in 30-30 Winchester and has a suggested retail price of $1199.99.

    The only feature missing is an EOTech.

    UPDATE: Andrew recorded a brief overview of the Winchester Model 1984 when he was at IWA:

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