Winchester Model 94 Commemoratives

Welcome to the exciting world of WINCHESTER® commemoratives. Whether you are an advanced collector or just learning about this aspect of firearms collecting, there is something here for you. 

A little history for the newcomers. Since 1964 the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (now the United States Repeating Arms Company) has produced special, limited edition Model 94 rifles and carbines to commemorate significant events, people, places or periods in United States or Canadian history. All of these special firearms were manufactured for only one year and were produced in limited quantities and have special serial numbers not in the regular production range. Each issue is unique. All have various levels of embellishment which highlight the event or person being honored including engraving, silver, gold or pewter plating of the receiver and other parts of the gun, as well as higher grades and figure of wood in the stocks and forends. Beginning with the ’66 Centennial models in 1966, these rifles and carbines have been provided in standard production boxes, but covered with a full color printed sleeve depicting scenes of the persons / events the gun commemorates. Most of the original sleeve art has been done by noted western artist Joseph Ferrara and are almost as enjoyable to collect as the commemoratives themselves. For the guns to retain their full value to the collector, the guns must be in "New In Box" (NIB) condition, that is, they are unfired in their original boxes with all associated paperwork and accessories including the outer sleeve as they were shipped from the factory. 

Winchester has had factories worldwide producing the some of the finest firearms known. One of these factories was in Cobourg, Ontario Canada. During the period 1970 through 1982, this factory also produced commemorative Model 94 rifles and carbines for the Canadian market (Canadians were allowed to own guns then). These commemoratives were produced in relatively fewer numbers than the U. S. editions and were only available in Canada. Some of these commemoratives have made it "south of the border" and comprise their own group within the collection, however, they are fairly scarce. All of the United States issues have been produced at the original New Haven, Connecticut plant. 

Listed below are all of the "official" WINCHESTER® commemoratives issued; that is, those actually constructed by Winchester / USRA as commemoratives. They are grouped by United States issues and Canadian issues. Many "commemorative" Winchester Model 94 rifles and carbines have been made for various organizations by aftermarket suppliers. While many are very appealing, they are not true WINCHESTER® commemoratives as they do not have the special serial numbers as issued by the factory.

All items listed are currently available at the time of this issue, except for those listed with an asterisk (*) next to price and are new in their original boxes with all paperwork, sleeves, etc. All prices shown are good for 30 days from the date of this issue. 

Our inventory is constantly changing. Items not currently in-stock are usually available by special order. Prices on special order items are subject to change pending market availability. All special orders require a minimum 50% non-refundable deposit at time of order placement. 

Items identified with a double asterisk (**) are extremely rare and are usually not readily available. Prices listed for these items are for reference only and are the last prices seen for these items when they were found for sale. 

As always, if there is a particular item you are interested in please call us. If it is not currently in stock or one of the more rare items, we will be happy to look for one for you. 

All guns listed are identified on the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco And Firearms list of Curios and Relics and are sold as Collectors Items only. We can ship anywhere in the U. S. to a holder of a Federal Firearms License (FFL). The cost is approximately $13.00 per gun. If you do not have an FFL, contact your local gun shop and they will usually make arrangements to receive it for you (usually for a small fee).


United States Issues 

1964 WYOMING DIAMOND JUBILEE 30-30 cal. 1500 mfg. $2000
Scroll engraved, color-case hardened receiver, medallion in stock, 20" round barrel 
 
1965 NEBRASKA CENTENNIAL 30-30 cal. 2500 mfg. $1400 *
Matte blue receiver, medallion in stock, 20" round barrel
 
1966 WINCHESTER ’66 CENTENNIAL 30-30 cal. 102666 mfg. (rifles & carbines)
Bright gold plated receiver & barrel bands, heavy octagon barrel
RIFLE - 26" barrel $545
CARBINE - 20" barrel $545
Consecutively Serial Numbered Matched Pair – Rifle & Carbine $1200 *
 
1967 ALASKA PURCHASE CENTENNIAL 30-30 cal. 1500 mfg. $2000
Scroll engraved, color-case hardened receiver, medallion in stock, 20" round barrel
Originally sold only in Alaska 
Optional native Sitkka Spruce Wall Rack w/ medallions and plaque $400
 
1967 CANADIAN CENTENNIAL 30-30 cal. 97395 (rifles & carbines)
Engraved (maple leaves), black chrome plated receiver, heavy octagon barrel
RIFLE - 26" barrel $545
CARBINE - 20" barrel $545
Consecutively Serial Numbered Matched Pair – Rifle & Carbine $1200
1968 BUFFALO BILL 30-30 cal. 122169 mfg. (rifles & carbines)
Engraved blue receiver, nickel plated forend cap, barrel bands and buttplate, medallion in stock
RIFLE - 26" heavy octagon barrel $545
CARBINE - 20" heavy octagon barrel $545
Consecutively Serial Numbered Matched Pair – Rifle & Carbine $1200 
 
BUFFALO BILL PRESENTATION RIFLE 300 mfg. (rifle only) $3000
Originally available for $1000 "donation" to building fund for Buffalo Bill Historical Museum, Cody WY
Same as standard rifle except all nickel parts are gold plated, high polish deep blue finish, 
XXX fancy wood, w/ walnut Presentation Case 
 
1968 ILLINOIS SESQUICENTENNIAL 30-30 cal. 39699 mfg. $545
Engraved (Lincoln portrait) blue receiver, medallion in stock, 20" round barrel 
1969 THEODORE ROOSEVELT 30-30 cal. 56060 mfg. (rifles & carbines)
Engraved nickel plated receiver, nickel plated forend cap, buttplate and barrel bands, pistolgrip stock
RIFLE - 26" heavy octagon barrel, w/ half magazine $545
CARBINE - 20" heavy octagon barrel $545
Consecutively Serial Numbered Matched Pair – Rifle & Carbine $1200 
 
1969 GOLDEN SPIKE CENTENNIAL 30-30 cal. 73619 mfg. $600
Engraved, Bright gold plated receiver, medallion in stock, 20" round barrel 
 
1970 COWBOY 30-30 cal. 28904 mfg. $545
Engraved Nickel plated receiver, medallion in stock, 20" round barrel 
 
COWBOY HALL OF FAME PRESENTATION 300 mfg. $3750**
Originally available for $1000 "donation" to building fund Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK
Different engraving pattern than standard, high polish blue finish, XXX wood, 
w/ glass topped Presentation Case
 
1970 LONE STAR 30-30 cal. 55259 mfg. (rifles & carbines)
Engraved bright gold receiver, pistol grip stock, half-round / half-octagon barrel, medallion in stock
RIFLE - 26" barrel, w/ half magazine $645 *
CARBINE - 20" barrel $645 *
Consecutively Serial Numbered Matched Pair – Rifle & Carbine $1400 *
 
1971 NRA CENTENNIAL 30-30 cal. 21000 rifles / 23400 muskets mfg.
Engraved blue receiver, medallion in stock
RIFLE - 24" round barrel w/ ¾ magazine, pistol grip stock, wide forearm $545
MUSKET - 26" barrel w/ full length forearm, straight stock, long range vernier sight $545
Consecutively Serial Numbered Matched Pair – Rifle & Musket $1200 *
 
1974 TEXAS RANGER 30-30 cal. 4850 mfg. $750
Plain blue receiver, flat comb stock w. Texas Ranger star in stock, 20" round barrel
TEXAS RANGER PRESENTATION 150 mfg. $3750**
High polish blue finish, XXX fancy wood, 16" trapper length round barrel, Texas Ranger star
mounted in lucite block in Presentation Case 
 
1976 UNITED STATES BICENTENNIAL 30-30 cal. 19999 mfg. $650
Engraved pewter plated receiver, medallion in stock, 20" round barrel
w/ Wall Rack having simulated deer antlers holding gun 
 
1977 WELLS FARGO & Co. 30-30cal. 19999 mfg. $650
Engraved (stagecoach) pewter plated receiver, medallion in stock, 20" round barrel
 
1977 LIMITED EDITION I 30-30 cal. 1500 mfg. $1700
Deeply engraved (Nimsche pattern) matte gold plated receiver and barrel bands, high polish blue, 
XXX wood, 20" round barrel w/ walnut Presentation Case 
 
1977 LEGENDARY LAWMEN 30-30 cal. 19999 mfg. $650
Engraved antique silver plated receiver, medallion in stock, 16" (trapper length) round barrel
 
1978 ANTLERED GAME 30-30 cal. 19999 mfg. $650
Engraved matte gold plated receiver, lever, barrel bands, medallion in stock, 20" round barrel 
 
1978 LIMITED EDITION II 30-30 cal. 1500 mfg. $1700
Deeply engraved (Nimsche pattern) matte gold plated receiver and barrel bands, high polish blue, 
XXX wood, 20" round barrel w/ walnut Presentation Case 
 
1979 LEGENDARY FRONTIERSMEN 38-55 cal. 19999 mfg. $650
Engraved pewter plated receiver, medallion in stock, 24" round barrel 
 
1980 MATCHED SET OF ONE THOUSAND 1000 sets mfg. $3200 *
Set consists of a 30-30 cal . carbine and 22 mag. cal rifle. Each is deeply engraved (Nimsche pattern) matte gold plated receiver and barrel bands, high polish blue, XXX wood,
w/ walnut Presentation Case holding both guns  
1980 OLIVER F. WINCHESTER 38-55 cal. 19999 mfg. $750
Engraved matte gold plated receiver, lever, barrel bands, medallion in stock, 24" octagon barrel
 
1981 JOHN WAYNE 32-40 cal. 49000 mfg. $925
Engraved (films / scenes) pewter plated receiver, 18½" round barrel, large loop lever Consecutively Serial Numbered Pair $2500
Optional Wall Rack w/ leather Stagecoach scene insert $450
Optional Bianchi leather Scabbard $450
 
JOHN WAYNE "DUKE" 32-40 cal. 1000 mfg. $4000 *
Same engraving as standard model except deeper cut, antique gold plated receiver, lever , bands,
high polish blue, XXX wood w/ walnut Presentation Case 
 
JOHN WAYNE / DUKE – MATCHED SET OF THREE HUNDRED 300 sets mfg. $8000**
Set consists of a standard model John Wayne and a Duke model with same serial numbers, 
cased in a double Presentation Case 
 
1981 ANNIE OAKLEY 22 Long Rifle cal. 6000 mfg. $795
Engraved (shooting scenes) matte gold receiver, barrel bands, 20" round barrel 
 
1982 OKLAHOMA DIAMOND JUBILEE 32-40 cal. 1001 mfg. $1595
Triple level engraving w/ selective gold overlay on high polish blue receiver, lever and barrel bands,
XXXX wood w/ cloisonné medallion, 23" round barrel, half magazine, 10pt. diamond front sight
 
1982 AMERICAN BALD EAGLE 375 Win cal.
GOVERNOR’S (SILVER) EDITION 2800 mfg. $795
Engraved blue receiver w/ silver fill, Model 94 Big Bore frame, medallion in stock, 20" round barrel
 
PRESIDENT’S (GOLD) EDITION 200 mfg. $3200** 
Triple level engraving w/ selective gold overlay on high polish blue receiver, lever and barrel bands,
Model 94 Big Bore frame, XXX wood w/ medallion in stock, 20" round barrel
 
1983 CHIEF CRAZY HORSE 38-55 cal. 19999 mfg. $750
Engraved w/ gold fill color-case hardened receiver, Indian style tack decoration in stock and forearm, 
24" round barrel 
1984 WINCHESTER – COLT MATCHED SET 44-40 cal. 2240 sets mfg. $2800
Set includes matching Winchester rifle and Colt Single Action Army revolver with matching serial numbers cased in double Presentation Case w/ matching medallions for each Company numbered to the guns. Both guns engraved w/ high polish blue and gold overlay covering entire gun. 
1985 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 22 Long Rifle cal. 15000 mfg. $775
Engraved (Boy Scout Salute) pewter plated receiver, lever, bands, medallion in stock, 20" round barrel
 
EAGLE SCOUT 22 Long Rifle cal. 1000 mfg. $4200*
Same engraving pattern as standard model except deeper, antique gold plated receiver, lever , bands,
high polish blue, XXX wood w/ walnut Presentation Case
1986 TEXAS SESQUICENTENNIAL (150th Anniversary)
CARBINE 38-55 cal. 15000 mfg. $850
Engraved matte gold plated receiver, lever, barrel bands, medallion in stock, 18 ½ " round barrel
 
RIFLE 38-55 cal. 1500 mfg. $3250 *
Triple level engraving w/ selective gold overlay on high polish blue receiver, lever and barrel bands,
XXX wood w/ medallion in stock, 24" round barrel, stag handle etched Bowie knife in Pres. Case
 
MATCHED SET OF 150 150 sets mfg. $4800**
Set consists of a Carbine and Rifle w/ matching serial numbers and ivory handled etched Bowie
cased in double Presentation Case
 
1986 WINCHESTER 120th ANNIVERSARY 44-40 cal. 1000 mfg. $1500 *
Engraved high polish blue w/ gold overlay throughout entire gun, large loop lever, 20" round barrel
 
1986 DUCKS UNLIMITED 30-30 cal. 
SILVER ISSUE 1500 mfg. $850 *
Ducks Unlimited auction gun; engraved pewter plated receiver, medallion in stock, 20" round barrel
 
GOLD ISSUE 300 mfg. $2500
Ducks Unlimited presentation gun; engraved gold plated receiver, medallion in stock, 20" round barrel 
1988 STATUE OF LIBERTY CENTENNIAL 30-30 cal. 35 mfg. $10000**
Full coverage, deep hand engraving w/ gold inlays by Giovanelli of Italy; exhibition grade french walnut stock and forend, 24" wood carving of the Statue of Liberty
 
1989 WYOMING CENTENNIAL 30-30 cal. 500 mfg. $1500
Hand engraved antique silver receiver by Giovanelli of Italy, medallion in stock, 20" round barrel 
1991 WINCHESTER 125th ANNIVERSARY 30-30 cal. 61 mfg. $8000**
Hand engraved blue receiver w/ gold inlays by Giovanelli of Italy, XXX wood, 20" round barrel
1992 ARAPAHO 30-30 cal. 500 mfg. $1400 *
Engraved bright gold plated receiver, lever and barrel bands, 20" round barrel
 
1993 KENTUCKY BICENTENNIAL 30-30 cal. 500 mfg. $1600 
Hand engraved color case hardened receiver engraved by Giovanelli of Italy, 20" round barrel
 
1993 NEZ PERCE 30-30 cal. 500 mfg. $1400 *
Engraved polished nickel receiver, lever and barrel bands, 20" round barrel
 
1994 WINCHESTER MODEL 94 CENTENNIAL 30-30 cal.
STANDARD GRADE 12000 mfg. $700 *
Engraved blue receiver, 20" half-round, half-octagon barrel
 
LIMITED EDITION 1200 mfg. $1500 *
Hand engraved blue receiver w/ gold inlay, tang sight, 20" half-round, half-octagon barrel
 
CUSTOM GRADE 94 mfg. $10500
Hand engraved silver receiver and barrel bands, tang sight, 20" half-round, half-octagon barrel
 
1995 FLORIDA SESQUICENTENNIAL 30-30 cal. 360 mfg. $1500
Hand engraved matte gold plated receiver engraved by Giovanelli of Italy, 20" round barrel

 

 
 
 
 
 

1996 WILD BILL HICKOCK 45 LC cal. 350 mfg. $1500 *
Hand engraved nickel plated receiver engraved by Giovanelli of Italy, 20" round barrel 
Commemorative Ammunition
United States Issues 
 
For some models, specially headstamped ammunition was made to match the guns. The boxes are designed after the sleeve art for the guns and are as collectable as the guns themselves. All prices are per box unless otherwise noted:

 

 
 
 
 
 

1976 UNITED STATES BICENTENNIAL 30-30 cal. nickel case "W ’76 W" headstamp $30 
1977 WELLS FARGO & Co. 30-30 cal. nickel case "WF & Co." headstamp $35 
1978 LEGENDARY LAWMEN 30-30 cal. nickel case "LAWMAN" headstamp $35 
1978 ANTLERED GAME 30-30 cal. nickel case "AG" headstamp $40 
1979 LEGENDARY FRONTIERSMEN 38-55 cal. nickel case "LF 79" headstamp $40 
1980 OLIVER F. WINCHESTER 38-55 cal. nickel case "OFW" headstamp $40
 
1981 JOHN WAYNE 32-40 cal. nickel case "DUKE" headstamp $35
 
1985 BOYSCOUTS OF AMERICA 22 LR cal. nickel case Scouting symbol headstamp$10/box $80/brick 

 

 

1994 WINCHESTER 1894 CENTENNIAL 30-30 cal. nickel case "1894-1994" headstamp $35


Canadian Issues  


1970 NORTHWEST TERRITORIES 30-30 cal. 
STANDARD MODEL 3106 mfg. $1200 *
Engraved bright gold plated receiver, 24 " round barrel, ¾ magazine, pistol grip stock
 
DELUXE MODEL 500 mfg. $1700
Engraved bright gold receiver, deluxe XX wood, 24 " round barrel, ¾ magazine, pistol grip stock
 
1972 YELLOWBOY 30-30 cal. 5500 mfg. $1500 *
Engraved bright gold plated receiver, 20 " round barrel
1973 ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE CENTENNIAL 30-30 cal. 
STANDARD MODEL 10442 mfg. $895
Engraved bright gold plated receiver, full length forearm (musket style), 22 " round barrel
 
MEMBERS MODEL 5100 mfg. $1800
Similar to Standard Model except different serial number (MP vs. RCMP), 
Originally available only to active and retired members of the RCMP
 
1974 APACHE 30-30 cal. 10200 mfg. $895
Engraved bright gold plated receiver, tacks surrounding medallion in stock, 20 " round barrel
 
1975 COMMANCHE 30-30 cal. 11511 mfg. $895
Engraved bright gold receiver, medallion in stock, 20" round barrel, leather cartridge holder for stock 
1975 KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH CENTENNIAL 30-30 cal. 10500 mfg. $895
Engraved bright gold plated receiver, medallion in stock, 20 " round barrel 
1976 LITTLE BIG HORN CENTENNIAL 44-40 cal. 11350 mfg. $895
Engraved bright gold receiver, 7th Cavalry brand & medallion in stock, 20" round barrel,
book on battle
 
1976 SIOUX 30-30 cal. 12000 mfg. $895
Engraved bright gold plated receiver, medallion in stock, 20 " round barrel, suede leather scabbard
1977 CHEYENNE
CARBINE 44-40 cal. 13000 mfg. $895
Engraved bright gold plated receiver, medallion in stock, 20 " round barrel, tang sight
 
RIFLE 22 Long Rifle cal. 8221 mfg. $895
Engraved bright gold plated receiver, medallion in stock, 20 " round barrel
 
1978 CHEROKEE
CARBINE 30-30 cal. 9000 mfg. $895
Engraved bright gold plated receiver, medallion in stock, 20 " round barrel, cartridge trap in buttstock
 
RIFLE 22 Long Rifle cal. 3950 mfg. $895
Engraved bright gold plated receiver, medallion in stock, 20 " round barrel
 
1979 SHERIFF BAT MASTERSON 30-30 cal. 8000 mfg. $895 *
Engraved antique silver plated receiver, medallion in stock, 20 " round barrel
 
1980 ALBERTA DIAMOND JUBILEE 38-55 cal. 
STANDARD MODEL 2700 mfg. $895 *
Engraved pewter plated receiver, medallion in stock, 24 " round barrel
 
DELUXE MODEL 300 mfg. $2500 *
Engraved pewter plated receiver, high polish blue, XXX wood, medallion in stock, 24 " round barrel
w/ 10 pt diamond front sight, Presentation Case w/ plaque
 
1980 SASKATCHEWAN DIAMOND JUBILEE 38-55 cal.
STANDARD MODEL 2700 mfg. $895
Engraved pewter plated receiver, medallion in stock, 24 " round barrel
 
DELUXE MODEL 300 mfg. $2500 *
Engraved pewter plated receiver, high polish blue, XXX wood, medallion in stock, 24 " round barrel
w/ 10 pt diamond front sight, Presentation Case w/ plaque
 
1980 CALGARY STAMPEDE CENTENNIAL 32 Win Spl cal. 1000 mfg. $1800
Engraved pewter plated receiver, high polish blue, XXX wood, "CS" brand in stock, 16" round barrel
w/ oak Presentation Case
 
1981 CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILROAD CENTENNIAL 32 Win Spl cal.
STANDARD MODEL 2700 mfg. $645
Engraved pewter plated receiver, medallion in stock, 24 " round barrel
 
EMPLOYEE MODEL 2000 mfg. $750
Similar to Standard Model except different serial number (CP vs. CPC), 
Originally available only to active and retired members of the CPRR
 
DELUXE MODEL 300 mfg. $2500
Engraved pewter plated receiver, high polish blue, XXX wood, medallion in stock, 24 " round barrel
w/ Presentation Case 
 
1981 JOHN WAYNE (CANADIAN) 32-40 cal. 1000 mfg. $1800 *
Engraved (films / scenes) pewter plated receiver, 18½" round barrel, large loop lever 
1981 UNITED STATES BORDER PATROL 30-30 cal. 
STANDARD MODEL 1000 mfg. $950
Acid etched blue receiver (BP badge), 16" round barrel
 
MEMBERS MODEL 800 mfg. $1800
Similar to Standard Model except different serial number (USBP vs. BP), 
Originally available only to active and retired members of the U. S. Border Patrol
 
1982 GREAT WESTERN ARTISTS I – C. M. Russell 30-30 cal. 999 mfg. $1600
Hand engraved receiver engraved by Giovanelli of Italy, XXX french walnut stock, 20" round barrel,
w/ print made from receiver engraving and cloth / leather Presentation Case
 
1982 GREAT WESTERN ARTISTS II – F. Remington 30-30 cal. 999 mfg. $1600
Hand engraved receiver engraved by Giovanelli of Italy, XXX french walnut stock, 20" round barrel,
w/ print made from receiver engraving and cloth / leather Presentation Case
 
1986 DUCKS UNLIMITED (CANADA) 30-30 cal. 1400 mfg. $1200 *
Ducks Unlimited auction gun; engraved pewter plated receiver, medallion in stock, 20" round barrel 
 Commemorative Ammunition
Canadian Issues

 
 

1975 KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH 30-30 cal. brass case "KGR" headstamp $125 
1976 LITTLE BIG HORN CENTENNIAL 44-40 cal. brass case std "WW" headstamp $150 
1980 ALBERTA DIAMOND JUBILEE 38-55 cal. nickel case "ADJ" headstamp $125 
1980 SASKATCHEWAN DIAMOND JUBILEE 38-55 cal. nickel case "SDJ" headstamp $125

European Issues 


Two very special commemoratives were made for sale in the European market. These were the "One of One Thousand" issues. Winchester saved all Model 94 receivers ending in three zeros for over ten years for this project. The first group of 250 were shipped to Italy in 1978 where they were fully engraved and inlaid in gold by B. C. Giovanelli. The guns were then fitted with exhibition grade french walnut and checkered at approximately 40 lines per inch. After final assembly, the guns were sold throughout Europe through specially chosen distributors. A second group of 250 were produced in similar fashion, and level of embellishment, in 1980. Very, very few of these guns have made it across the Atlantic to the U. S. and if available would be in excess of $10000 each. 
Other Items of Interest 


As noted before, all of the WINCHESTER®commemoratives have special serial numbers as compared to standard production Model 94 rifles and carbines. Collectors recognize the lower serial numbers (single , two or three digit serial numbers) as more desirable and thus command a premium price. All of the prices listed above are for the "standard" range of serial numbers for each model. We have some lower serial numbers available for some models at slight premiums. Please call for information on the availability and pricing for these items.
 
At the current time, we have a small number of the stock medallions, as well as replacement sleeves, boxes and paperwork for many of the U. S. and Canadian commemoratives. Please call us for your specific needs on these items.
We have recently obtained a small supply of Chief Crazy Horse, Boy Scouts of America, Texas Sesquicentennial Carbine and Winchester 120th Anniversary replacement sleeves which have been mounted in a rustic style frame with an unbreakable plastic cover. These make great wallhangings for the den, gun room or gun shop. They are priced at $50 each. 
We are also buyers of commemorative guns and accessories. If you are interested in selling one item or an entire collection, please call us.