Compact, reliable and powerful, Winchester's Model 1894 lever-actions may not have the popularity it once had with Western settlers, prospectors, law enforcement officers, hunters and ranchers, but its legacy remains today and is a fan favorite in Winchester's current product line.
Since its invention at the end of the 19th century, the Winchester Model 1894 lever-action rifle design has become an iconic American firearm that is still produced and celebrated to this day.
Winchester is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its Super-X cartridge family with a number of retro offerings styled like the company's 1920s ammo boxes.
As an improvement over the previous Model 1892 and with the added power of the smokeless .30 W.C.F. cartridge, the Winchester Model 1894 lever-action rifle was the most prolific American sporting rifle of its era.
Introduced in 2020, Henry USA's lineup of modernized lever-action X Model rifles climbed the bestseller list quickly, claiming the third spot in GunBroker's lineup.
The .35 Rem. has been chambered in a variety of rifles during the past 100-plus years. I recently found one example—a pump-action Remington Model 141 manufactured in 1949—in the back corner of a small gun shop, and its Lyman 66 aperture rear sight sealed the deal.