I have two Model 94 Winchesters. One is serial number 1596xxx which was manufactured in 1949 and is marked '.30WCF.' The second is serial number 2086xxx and was manufactured in 1955. I cannot find a definitive date when Winchester switched from .30 WCF to .30/30 but I have seen, and once owned, more antique Winchesters makred '.30/30.' My hypotesis is that when production of Model 94s was resumed in earnest following WWII the .30WCF marking was used but changed to .30/30 in approximately 1954.
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The 30 Winchester Center Fire (WCF) is the same as the 30-30 cartridge
Winchester discontinued putting the WCF markings on there model 1894 rifles after World War II.
You must provide a DETAILED description of ALL markings, barrel length, stock material, box, papers, accessories, finish, overall condition, etc..
We need make, model AND seral number. 30 WCF is the caliber. Several companies made rifles in that caliber.
Maybe. It needs to be examined by a gunsmith
According to your serial number ..Your lever action was Manufactured in 1930. The letters wcf: Winchester Center Fire
When it was introduced, it was called .30 WCF (Thirty caliber Winchester Center Fire). At some point became 30-30. Value depends on condition. Around $ 300 would be somewhere in the ballpark. Marlin originally used 30-30 so they wouldn't have to put a Winchester "brand" on their rifles when manufactured in the caliber.
We need to know the model, possibly the serial number, and definitely the CONDITION to estimate a value. 30 WCF just tells us what ammunition to buy for it.
None. Same cartridge, different name.
No - Not correctly
Your rifle is a Model 94, named for the year of introduction, 1894. 30 WCF is the correct name of the ammunition it fires, .30 caliber Winchester Center Fire, the original name for the .30-30 cartridge.
The value of a Winchester model 1874 30 WCF SN 409XXX is $600 in fair condition. In excellent condition it is valued at $900.
Yes. Many other early developed cartridges bore the wcf label as well. Like the .22 hornet, 30-30,and pistol cartridges as well.
Impossible to answer without more information.
I am researching a similar unit. My SS# is 1199055. I do know that SS#1000000 was presented to the sitting president in 1927.Answeryour gun was made between 1927-1928, I think Winchester changed the stamp from 30 wcf to 30-30 around 1946 Correct AnswerModel 94 serial number 1032672 was manufactured late in the year 1928. Winchester changed the caliber stamp from "30 W.C.F." to "30-30 WIN." very early in the year 1950. Serial number 1199055 was manufactured in the early months of the year 1939.Bert H.
"30 W.C.F." is Winchesters original designation for the 30-30 Winchester cartridge.
The description of 30 WCF SR is commonly found on rifles that have a Saddle Ring. (SR} Carbines are described as (SRC). Hope this helps. Steve
The original 1894 was chambered for 25-35 WCF, 30-30 (30 WCF), 32-40 WCF, 32 Special, and 38-55 WCF. In later production, 32 Win Spl, 7-30 Waters, 44 magnum, 480 Ruger Big Bore, 357 magnum, 45 Long Colt, 44-40 WCF, 444 Marlin, 44 Special, 307 Win, 356 Win, add 375 Win were available. Recent versions include .22 Long Rifle, 22 Magnum, 17 HMR, and if you include the Model 9410, 410 shot shells.