Model 1894 / Model 94 Repeating Rifle

"We believe that no repeating rifle system ever made will appeal to the eye and understanding of the rifleman as this will and that use will continue to warrant first impressions."        - Winchester catalog, November 1894

With only a few minor changes in its construction, the Model 1894 / Model 94 was manufactured continuously for over 100 years. This was the first lever action repeating rifle model on the market that was designed especially for smokeless powder cartridges. Note that the carbine style buttstock was changed on the carbine model in 1937, to a shotgun-style stock.

The Model 1894 was the first sporting gun to pass the 1,000,000 mark. The millionth 94 was presented in 1927 to President Calvin Coolidge. Subsequent benchmark Model 94 rifles were presented to Presidents Harry Truman (1948) and Dwight Eisenhower (1953). Serial number 2.5 million was assembled in 1961.

Please note that PGW does not manufacture stocks for special or commemorative issues of the Winchester Model 1894 due to the medallion insert cuts. Our standard stock may be adapted for use in these rifles, without the medallion adaptation; order a Late 94. We do not manufacture the shorter forearms for the Trapper model, nor do we offer stocks or forearms for the special .22 caliber 1894.

 

Early-style stocks fitted to later rifles:

Rifles produced after 1948 with serial numbers greater than 1,520,000 (approximate) will NOT accommodate early-style stocks due to changes in the upper receiver tang. After this serial number the tang was widened slightly on either side of the hammer. For these later production rifles we have developed a special Cowboy Shooter Retrofit buttstocks, which have the same styling and outside dimensions of early 1894 rifle carbine stocks, but with inletting to correctly work with later Model 94 receivers. These stocks are listed near the bottom of the page. Please be sure of your serial number and/or date of manufacture when ordering. 

Also, please note changes in receiver and forearm designs which occurred in the 1950s. These important differences are explained for each forearm style listed below.

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Winchester 1894 Straight Grip/Crescent Style Buttstock

For Model 1894 rifles made before 1938.

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Winchester 1894 Pistol Grip/Crescent Style Buttstock

Issue style stock, as above, but for a pistol grip receiver. A pistol grip stock will not fit a straight grip receiver.

Reproduced Winchester Crescent Steel Buttplate

Winchester 1894 Rifle Buttplate

Polished, drilled, and blued by hand in our shop; cast from a custom mold exclusively for PGW.

Minor fitting is required whether for use on an original or a reproduced stock.

Winchester Buttplate Screws

A pair of blued screws of the proper size and configuration for Winchester rifle buttplates. 
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Winchester 1894 Straight Grip/Shotgun Style Buttstock, Large Buttplate

Early, larger-style; measures approximately 5-1/8" high x 1-5/8" wide at butt end.

Please be sure of your measurements when ordering stocks and buttplates.

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Winchester Model 1894 Shotgun Style Buttplate, No Spur

Measures approximately 5-1/8" high x 1-11/16" wide.

Black plastic reproduced buttplate, checkered, with Winchester logo. For screws, order above.

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Winchester Model 1894 Shotgun Style Buttplate, With Spur

Measures approximately 5-1/8" high x 1-11/16" wide.

Black plastic reproduced buttplate, checkered, with Winchester logo. For screws, order above.

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Winchester Model 94 Straight Grip/Shotgun Style Buttstock, Small Buttplate

Later, smaller style; measures approximately 4-3/4" high and 1-7/16" wide at butt. Fitted to Model 94s produced from 1937 to 1948.

 Please be sure of your measurements when ordering stocks and buttplates.

 

Reproduced Plastic Shotgun Style Buttplate, Winchester Model 94

Reproduced plastic buttplate, smaller in size, for later (after 1937) shotgun-style buttstocks.

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Winchester 1894 Rifle Forearm

 

These forearms are designed for early Winchester Model 1894 rifles with a U-shaped recess in the face of the receiver. They will not fit later Model 94 receivers with a round recess. This change in receiver and forearm design occurred in the mid-1950s. Please check your firearm to be certain of the style needed.
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Winchester 1894 Carbine Buttstock

Used on carbine models manufactured before 1938. This stock will fit all receivers up to serial number 1,520,000 (approximate).

Carbine buttplates available below.

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Winchester 1894 Carbine Forearm

These forearms are designed for earlier Winchester Model 1894 carbines with a U-shaped recess in the face of the receiver. They will not fit later Model 94 receivers with a round recess. This change in receiver and forearm design occurred in the mid-1950s. Please check your firearm to be certain of the style needed.

Forearm is held on with a band. 

Beginining in 1950, with serial number 1,790,000 (approximate), forearms were shortened to 7-15/16". If your carbine falls within the time period of 1950 to the mid-1950s, and if you prefer the shortened version, you will need to cut the forward portion (beyond the barrel band) to match this shorter length; a simple modification.

 

Reproduced Winchester Carbine Buttplate

Winchester 1894 Carbine Buttplate

Blued steel, with screw holes drilled.

A stamped steel reproduction of the original cast steel Winchester Model 1894 carbine buttplate. Contours vary slightly from original buttplates, so additional fitting will be required

Winchester Late Model 94 Shotgun-Style Stock

Winchester Late Model 94 Rifle Buttstock

Straight Grip/Shotgun Style Buttplate

For rifles manufactured after 1948 with serial numbers greater than 1,520,000 (approximate). Late Model 94 rifle stocks are NOT interchangeable with early 1894 stocks. Please be certain of your serial number and/or date of manufacture when ordering. This stock accommodates a recoil pad or our reproduced black plastic buttplate, listed above.

Winchester Late Model 94 Carbine Forearm

Winchester Late Model 94 Forearm

Order either the carbine (held on with a band, shown in photo) or octagon barrel rifle forearm (held on with a cap).

These forearms are designed for later Model 94 rifles and carbines with a round recess in the face of the receiver. They will not fit earlier Model 94 or 1894 receivers with a U-shaped recess. This change in receiver and forearm design occurred in the mid-1950s. Please check your firearm to be certain of the style needed. Please note: Late Model 94 carbine forearms are available only for standard weight barrels and are not compatible with Big Bore models.

Winchester Late Model 94 Early-Style Retrofit Rifle Stock

Winchester Late Model 94 Cowboy Shooter Retrofit Buttstock

An authentic, early-style buttstock for later Model 94 rifles.
The outside contours and dimensions of this special retrofit stock are the same as those found on the earliest Winchester Model 1894 rifles. The inletting has been modified to fit the wider top receiver tangs of Model 94s manufactured after 1948, with serial numbers greater than 1,520,000 (approximate). Additional clearance has also been provided to accommodate the later coil-type of mainspring used on post-1964 models (will also work with earlier flat mainsprings). This stock will accept original Winchester Model 1894 crescent rifle buttplates as well as our reproduced Model 1894 buttplates.
Winchester Late Model 94 Early-Style Retrofit Carbine Stock

Winchester Late Model 94 Carbine-Style Cowboy Shooter Retrofit Buttstock

Early-style carbine buttstock for later Model 94 rifles
As with the retrofit rifle buttstock above, this early carbine-style stock has the same contours and dimensions as early-original, pre-WWII carbine stocks, but has the receiver tang inletting for later Model 94s, manufactured after 1948, with serial numbers greater than approximately 1,520,000. The widest portion of the upper receiver tangs on these later models is approximately one inch in width, as opposed to the narrower 7/8 inch width (approximate) of earlier rifles and carbines. This stock is manufactured to accept our reproduced Winchester Model 1894 carbine buttplate (see below), but will also work with early original Model 1894 carbine buttplates with slightly more fitting required.
Winchester Model 94 Early-Style Retrofit Carbine Forearm

Winchester Late Model 94 Cowboy Shooter Retrofit Carbine Forearm

A longer, early-style carbine forearm for your late Model 94.
This carbine forearm has the same dimensions as early-original Model 1894 forearms, but is machined to fit later Model 94 receivers which utilize a round recess in the face of the receiver, rather than the earlier U-shaped recess. This change occurred in the mid-1950s and continued until the end of production. If you prefer the authentic look of the earlier, longer carbine forearm for your later Model 94, this forearm is for you! Please note: Late Model 94 Cowboy Shooter Retrofit carbine forearms are available only for standard weight barrels and are not compatible with Big Bore models.
Deluxe Stock Finishing Kit

Stock Finishing Kits

Convenient in-a-box supplies for fitting and finishing stocks. Save money by ordering the kit!

We offer two stock finishing kits. The Standard Kit consists of inletting black, three grits of sandpaper, filler/sealer, PGW Classic Oil Finish, neutral colored gunstock wax, a green "Scotch-Brite" pad (replaces steel wool), polishing cloth, and brushes. Our Deluxe Kit adds a straight file, a half round file, and straight and curved hand gouges -- everything you need to properly fit and finish stocks at a savings over buying the products individually, in one handy box. The Standard Kit is $28.50; the Deluxe Kit is $44.50. Note: Due to Postal and Customs Regulations, we are unable to ship this item internationally.