The blueprint for the Winchester 94 is available at Tech level 9 and requires Gunsmith level 9 to build. It is one of only two Rifles in the game, the other being the M1 Garand, which is available far earlier in the game.
Winchester has high damage, killing normal, unprotected Zombies relatively easily in a single shot. Its single-rate fire can prove to be a nuisance in close quarters combat. It has only six shots in its magazine, so it is advised for players to keep the Zombies at a distance.
Since it uses the same model as the Winchester from the first Dead Trigger, there is no actual animation for the lever being cocked.
In higher difficulties (MK10), both of the rifles (Winchester 94 and M1 Garand) cannot 1-shot zombies through the chest. Aiming at the head is the only way to retain it's usefulness since its magazine is relatively low.