While Winchester has barreled Model 94's with stainless steel barrels (early 20th Century), they've NEVER made a Model 94 entirely of stainless steel.
What Winchester has done, however, is to finish some Carbon steel models to look like stainless steel (or pewter, or Silver).
Winchester also made a few Brushed Chrome (finish) 94 Trapper's, with synthetic stocks for a S.H.O.T. show (IIRC), sometime around 1999 - your 94AE might possibly be one of those (a call to Winchester with the SN might tell you)
Also, If a bbl is stamped "proof steel", it is not stainless steel.
Last edited by PetahW; August 14, 2012 at 12:19 PM.