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Old 07-24-2007, 12:39 PM
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This is a Winchester 94 that belonged to my grandfather and has been on the other side of the family for years. Long story but I finally ended up getting them to sell it to me. It's a .30 WCF (30-30) and was made in 1918. I figured he probably bought it new. A huge "Thanks" to Bailey Boat for his words of wisdom and encouragement. I didn't realize that wisdom and encouragement could be so expensive.

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Very nice. 1918, I bet it has some stories to tell.
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Wonder how many dang revenuers got a slug from that baby......
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Is that a pre-64? They are worth a lot more money.

I snagged a post 64 commemorative in .38-55 a few months ago.

Fun to shoot.

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was made in 1918.
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MAN THATS NICE

dont want to know how much it cost you but what would one of those be worth on the retail side??
i know the sentimental value is priceless....
lost most of my deceased fathers guns to ex stepdad taking them.....hurt so bad for so long
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What a beauty!

Glad you got it back onto 'your' side.
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but what would one of those be worth on the retail side??
I wish I knew. I looked all over the place and made some calls trying to be as fair as I could and still don't know. Like Fisher-Price said, they are worth more than post 64 models but I don't know if it's a real collector. If somebody here knows, please tell me differently. However, I don't care. It aint for sale.
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A gun that has a story to go with it. Don't get no better.
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That's the greatest story ever, "An heirloom gun returns home"....... You know it has stories to tell!!!!!!!

As far as "market" value, call Cherry's in Greensboro. They handle pieces like this on a regular basis... As far as sentimental value...... PRICELESS !!!!!!!!
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Shag, congrats on acquiring this great piece of America's as well as your family's history! That is a beautiful rifle.. While I have been out of the sporting goods biz for a few years now, I sold new/used guns for many years, so maybe I can give you an idea of it's "retail" value.. While all pre-64, and to a greater degree pre-WWII Winchester's are collectable, the value like any collectable, is influenced by many factors , not the least of which is rarity. As Mod. 94's where produced from 1894 until about a year ago in pretty large numbers, they won't draw the prices that less common models do. That being said, condition and authenticity are everything in used guns, and while hard to say for sure from a pic., yours looks to score well on both counts. The saddle ring adds to the value and is often missing in older guns. If the finish on both the metal and wood is original, I would guess your gun would have a price tag of between $1,200.00 and $1,800.00 in most gun shops. As I said , I have been out of it for a while, so the market may be different now, but that's my guess.. One last thing... the scabbard is a great addition but be sure not to store the gun in it for long periods as the non-breathable leather can promote rust. Enjoy your great heirloom!
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Nice looking rifle.
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:21 AM
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Very nice rifle. I have a 94 but bought it 15 years ago. Great hunting rifle and easier on my shoulder than my .300 Win Mag.

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Nice heirloom there, Shag! Somebody else is gonna be mighty happy that you got that one day.

What's that little ring for on the side of the action? Never seen that before.
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Thanks for all the compliments. I've wanted that rifle since I was a kid. Provie63, thanks for the down and dirty valuation. I just hope they don't read it.

Hydro, the ring is a saddle ring, used to secure the rifle in the scabbard with a small leather tie.
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Shag - 7/24/2007 3:51 PM

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was made in 1918.
I was just kidding, I saw it...I'm a lever gun guy. These are my latest two.

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The 94 on top I found in gun shop on consignment. Evidently some kid had inherited and neglected his grandfathers collection. The silver was completely oxidized black and the blued parts had some bright orange recent rust spots. Since Winchester closed the Hartford plant all of them are much more collectible. This is the 1979 Legendary Frontiersman commemorative in .38-55. I figured I coudn't go wrong with a commemorative in a scarcer caliber so I offered $450 and got it. I had no idea and neither did the guy behind the counter what this rifle was. When I got home and started to oil it up that silver started coming through. Now I have a great looking shooter.

The Marlin is a .45-70 with XS Ghost Rings. The sling and butt cover was done for me by a guy in Idaho.

I have a 8" long piece of 6" iron pipe hanging at 140 yards. Both of these rifles will ring that gong with iron sights. I love it.

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Is the bottom one the "Guide" gun? 45-70? I was beside a guy a while back that had one of those and it was ported. Dam that thing was loud!
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Yes, it is a Guide Gun but not ported. Much better for bystanders that way.
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I was offered $800. for a 1931 good condition one at the range about five years ago. This rifle was original and not a presentation weapon.
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Shag - 7/25/2007 10:08 AM

Thanks for all the compliments. I've wanted that rifle since I was a kid. Provie63, thanks for the down and dirty valuation. I just hope they don't read it.

Hydro, the ring is a saddle ring, used to secure the rifle in the scabbard with a small leather tie.
That's cool! If i had read Provie's post a little closer, i might have figured it out. Then again.........
I used to have a pretty decent gun collection of mostly rifles from WWI, including a .41 cal Swiss rimfire that i thought was pretty cool. My mother actually gave most of them away while i was still in college. I've always like good mechanical precision like that found in old clocks, guns, and watches. I'm slowly building back a decent gun collection. I'd love to have something like your Winchester.
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