I have a winchester model 94 30-30
manufactured in 1898 with Documents
from the Cody Musuem, It left the warehouse in March 1898. S/n 36683
It's in good condistion, What is it worth around ?
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Besides the date of manufacture, which you supplied, it is ultimately important that we know the condition in more detail and the configuration of the rifle.
Is it a carbine or sporting rifle?
If a sporting rifle is it round, 1/2 octagon, or full octagon barrel?
What is the length of the magazine?
Take down or solid frame?
Any checkering or pistol grip stock?
Any alterations like sanding of wood or rebluing?
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It is a carbine with a 20" round barrel and a half-mag.
it had a saddle ring also a fold down rear sight.
All carbines have round barels. The half magazine was a special order item at the timeof manufacture. "Good condition" is a fairly general term and I have been absolutely amazed at times by what folks do consider "good". Without any photos to look at your rifle may be in the $2500 range.
Here are some photos of the rifle.
Unfortunately, I have some bad news for you... that old Model 1894 Carbine is worth no more than $300. It has no "collector" value what-so-ever.
It has been totally refinished (and very very poor job at that), the magazine tube has been cut down to its current length, and the rear sight is not original. I can clearly see that there is considerable amount dishing around all of the screw holes (caused by harshly buffing and polishing the original finish off of the receiver), all of the sharp corners and radiuses are rounded, the butt stock has a large chunk missing on the left side of the lower wrist, and the stocks have been sanded and incorrectly refinished with varnish.