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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967
Descriptions
steel 2355 hard rubber 110 wood 4438
Names
firearm 4093
Subjects
Centennial 8 National Rifle Association 3
Use
rifle 1140
Date:
1971
Dimensions:
L: 42 in, Barrel length: 24 in, H: 7.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
The manufacture of the NRA Centennial Model 94 marked the celebration in 1971 of the 100th anniversary of the National Rifle Association. In double tribute to that organization, Winchester issued two NRA Centennial commemorative firearms as limited edition models. The first of the new commemoratives, the Winchester NRA Centennial Model 94 Musket, closely resembles the original Winchester Model 1895 NRA Musket, a military-style lever action firearm that was designed to meet requirements for match competition shooting under NRA rules at the turn of the century. The second new commemorative, the Winchester NRA Centennial Model 94 Rifle, also is a lever action 30-30 caliber firearm. Distinctively different in appearance from the musket, the rifle is reminiscent of the earlier Winchester Model 64, formerly a highly popular rifle for deer hunting (Barnes: 1980).
Inscription:
[on left side of barrel:] WINCHESTER (registered trademark symbol) MODEL 94 30-30 WIN.; MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL [on top of barrel:} (letter P over letter W) (encircled) (proof mark) [on right side of barrel:] NRA CENTENNIAL RIFLE [on bottom of receiver:] NRA 9549 [on upper receiver tang:] MODEL 1894; WINCHESTER [on left side of receiver:] 1871 NRA 1971 [on medallion in right side of butt stock:] NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (around eagle); CENTENNIAL 1871-1971 [on hard rubber butt plate:] WINCHESTER; REPEATING; ARMS (in circle)
Remarks:
Re-accessioned 5-3-93; JMH. no written record for this firearm.
Model:
Winchester Model 94 NRA Centennial Rifle
Serial Number:
NRA9549
Accession Number:
1988.8.448

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