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.
ARTV Preview: British 1st Airborne at Arnhem During Operation Market Garden; Marlin Model 1894 in .44 Magnum; Bergmann MP-28 Sub-Machine Gun
This week on on American Rifleman TV we continue with Operation Market Garden during WWII, focusing on the exploits of the British 1st Airborne in their attempt to capture the bridges over the Rhine River at Arnhem.
Although the U.S. military snubbed lever-action Winchesters, other nations, attracted by their innovation or just desperate for arms, used them from nearly the company’s inception through the mud and blood of the Great War and into the Spanish Civil War.
According to GunBroker's list of most-popular models on its site, the Marlin Model 1894 took runner-up honors in its list of best-selling guns of 2019.