New Smith & Wesson Model 1894 Series Lever Guns: First Look – Firearms News


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Smith & Wesson is proud to announce the release of its first ever series of lever-action rifles, the S&W Model 1854 Series. In 1854, Smith & Wesson founders Horace Smith & Daniel Wesson patented their first lever gun. Honoring that historic milestone, the classic American lever gun is reborn as the Model 1854 Series, the first to incorporate the feel of Smith & Wesson’s revered large-frame revolvers, their smooth action, and iconic craftsmanship. The all-new Model 1854 Series rifles are built with 191⁄4-inch barrels, are chambered in .44 Rem Mag, and have a capacity of 9+1. Their design strategically blends the classic aesthetic of the American lever gun while incorporating modern enhancements for those who want more. The Model 1854 has a paired synthetic black and stainless-steel finish across the stock, receiver, forend, and barrel. Key features include M-LOK® slots in the forend, a 43⁄4-inch Picatinny base for mounting optics, a large loop lever, and a flat-face trigger. Additionally, these rifles contain a side loading gate, utilize side ejection, and include a removable mag tube for improved ease of unloading. 

The Model 1854 Limited Edition shares the same feature set, but instead of the M-LOK® capable forend, it boasts a classic high-grade satin walnut finish on both the stock and forend and a polished black PVD finish on the receiver and barrel. Both rifles have an overall length of 36 inches, include a 11/16-24 threaded muzzle, and ship with an XS Sights® adjustable ghost ring rear sight and a gold bead front sight. “Today, as we proudly unveil the Model 1854 Series, we embark on a journey that pays homage to this timeless design. Meticulously crafted, these rifles fuse the classic craftsmanship of the iconic lever-action with modern engineering to deliver a platform built on reliability and performance. Our new Model 1854 rifles are a nod to tradition and a testament to Smith & Wesson’s legacy as an American firearms manufacturer,” said Mark Smith, President & CEO. Model 1854 Series rifles are now available through authorized dealers and have an MSRP of $1,279 and $3,499 (Limited-Edition). 

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