The classic design and dependability of the Winchester Model 1894 have made it one of the most famous firearms ever produced. The complex but reliable receiver mechanism was designed to permit the cycling of longer cartridges than previous Winchester rifles could permit. When the lever is pulled down, it brings the bottom of the receiver with it, opening up more space and allowing a longer cartridge to feed without making the receiver longer. This Illinois Sesquicentennial 94 was built in 1968 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Illinois statehood and features gold accents and an imbedded medallion on an oil-finished walnut stock as well as an adjustable rear sight and includes the factory original box. Its wood, metal, and bore are all in excellent condition.