The Winchester 1894 is the best selling sporting rifle in history. It’s well balanced, compact, lightweight, and very narrow, making it an excellent choice for a brush gun or truck gun.
But honestly, every gun collection just needs to have a lever action rifle of some kind, for the same reasons that every gun collection needs to have a bolt action rifle included as well. Really: how can a gun collection truly be complete without a lever action rifle of some kind?
There are certainly many other kinds of lever action rifles out there as well, such as the Mossberg 464 or the Winchester 1873 or the Marlin 336 or 1895, and any one of those would be great to have. But the 1894 is arguably the most classic option out of all of them.