... I own 94 Models, yet not that familiar with such particularly in context of late production. That as Winchester searching for some profitability/quality balance. The only thing I pinged on and only for further conjecture if motivated, the number of receiver holes. I recognized the receiver sight holes, presumably factory. But without the 'straw' factor :), just too far-out pricing for me to make any sense! Leaving that up to 'you experts'! Once prices achieve "Ludicrous" warp speed, I fasten seat belt adjust helmet... & snooze! Wake me when it's over for laugh & a beer!
'Dumb-amateur' Model 94 war story, my own. @ $250, taking pity on a poor Bubba 94 30 WCF. Turned out to be rare factory specimen! Go figure! Collector termed "Model 94/95", denoting 1895 barrel cleanup plugged into 94 actions. Here, 20" carbine created; c 1927-8. Pix below & you call can compare receiver holes if desired!