winchester 30-30 Model 336 is the icon of the deer woods. The 336S is chambered in 30-30 Win, and features Micro-Groove® rifling, ensuring that tags will be filled, mouths fed and the reign of America’s ultimate woods rifle will continue going strong.
Winchester offered John Browning’s best and most popular lever action, the Model 1894 (later 94) in five different versions early on with a range of additional factory options including:
Sporting Rifle: 26-inch round, octagonal, or half barrel; solid frame or take down; full, 2/3, or ½ magazine; plain walnut; straight/pistol grip stock; crescent butt plate; plain capped forearm
Fancy Sporting Rifle: 26-inch round, octagonal or half barrel; solid frame or take down; full, 2/3, or ½ magazine; fancy walnut checkered straight/pistol grip stock; crescent butt plate; checkered fancy capped forearm
Extra Lightweight Rifle: 22 or 26-inch barrel, round; ½ mag; plain walnut straight grip stock; shotgun butt plate; plain capped forearm
Carbine: (aka Saddle Ring Carbine) 20-inch round barrel; plain walnut straight grip stock; carbine style butt plate; plain uncapped forearm with one barrel band; solid frame only; if prior to 1925, had saddle ring on left side of receiver; (premium for saddle ring)
Trapper’s Carbine: 18, 16, 15, or 14-inch round barrels; buttstock, forearm, and saddle rings the same as carbines
Guns with serial numbers less than 111,453 are considered first models. Those less than 14,580, known as first runs and produced in 1894, are worth twice as much. There is also a premium for take down models.
Caliber is also an important factor in determining collectability and value. The Model 1894 was first introduced in two black powder calibers: .38-50 and .32-40. Both were quickly eclipsed by the introduction of the .30 Winchester Center Fire (WCF) smokeless powder later known as the .30-30, which became synonymous with the Model 94, and the .32 Special, introduced in 1899. A wide range of other calibers were added over the years.
Since the .32-40 was the least popular of the early cartridges, fewer were made. This makes it rare and desirable among collectors. There were only 12,186 rifles and carbines chambered in the .32-40 and only 2,758 as take down rifles.
Barrel type and length of magazine also affect value. Up until serial number 300,000, octagonal barrels were more popular than round. Winchester offered octagonal barrels from the first day of production, Oct. 20, 1894 until December 1937. Half round/half octagonal were the most expensive and are now the rarest. In terms of magazines, they were available as full length, coming within 1/8-1/16 inch from end of barrel; 3/4, which are rare; 2/3 which are popular and aesthetically pleasing; and 1/2 also known as “button magazines,” which terminate at the end of the forearm.
While typical butt plate configurations (crescent or shotgun style) are outlined above, they could be swapped out and treated as a special order. As could both front, rear, and tang sights.
I bought these shells for shooting skeet and trap. The 1 oz charge was great on my shoulder.
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Great Ammo. Great Price
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I buy 1-2 cases of this a year for hunting and shooting. It shoots as well as anything I have shot. Price is very reasonable.
I have never had an Issue with Winchester Ammo. I caught it on sale for $49.99 a case and bought two cases. I took it out to shoot skeet and the shells would not cycle. I thought there must have been a problem with my gun. Took it home and cleaned it good. Took them dove hunting the next weekend and had the same problem. I had a box of a different brand shell and they cycled just fine. Disappointed in the quality of these shells. Now I have two cases of shells that wont work in my gun.
This is good ammunition. It is consisted and clean, and when combined with the price, I will be buying much more; have shot three cases.
Great price..knocks the doves down!!!
Buy these every year and put a hurtin on some doves!!!
Great trap shell
I bought these to shoot trap. Great price and great round
I bought this a month ago and it is better than any other product…really amazed with this product
Good load for Clays
Bought 2 boxes to try.. Great price and good shell for sporting clays’ practice.. Good for Dove hunting.
The best in my book
I buy these shells for mostly dove hunting. The 1oz shot load is better if you shoot a lot because the lighter loads don’t kick as much. They function flawlessly in every gun I shoot.
best bang for your buck!
I use this ammo for all shotgun sports. Helice, Sporting, trap and ball trap. For $5.00 per box or 49.90 per flat, it is the best deal in town. Thanks to Academy for offering this ammo at this price. It is a winner!!
Excellent. We used them for a trap shoot. Not one misfile in over 1,000 shots.
Great price, solid delivery
Academy does a solid job with pricing and order fulfillment. The product itself works as expected – when I pull the trigger I hear a bang, and the orange, round bird usually breaks into smaller pieces. Sometimes it doesn’t. Wish I could blame the Winchester Co. for that, but I’m afraid it is more on me.
Recommends this product ✔ Yes
I bought these for our skeet shooting tournament and they performed very well.
They ejected very well and no misfires.
Happy with my purchase. Both of my sons are in Trap and Skeet. These were a good purchase.
We bought several cases of these shells for a skeet shoot. Shot them out of multiple guns with little problems of ejecting compared to other brands. Great deal on these ones!