3 years ago #1
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On a Winchester model 94 AE...what does the "AE" mean(?) or refer to?

And...with this serial number...(#5246559) can you tell me anything about it? Year of Manufacture? Value? Anything else? Etc?
Thank you very much!
Jack

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3 years ago #2
Bert H.
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Hello Jack,

In answer to your first question, Angle Eject.

The year of manufacture was 1983. The value is determined by the graded condition, but it will not be more than $350 even if the gun is virtually brand new.

Bert H.

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3 years ago #3
Jack in Antarctica
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Hi Burt
Hey...thank you very much for your quick response. After I had asked, I did snoop around the internet enough to find what the AE represented. I'm curious. About a Model 94 in new condition being worth $350. I understand there are good models and different models and models with checkering, whistles and bells, etc. What I'm curious about is quality of this particular gun (meaning serial number, year produced, etc) as compared to other models or years of the model 94. I had an old 1977 Harley Davidson motorcycle...for example. That happened to be a year that AMF owned Harley and everyone swears the quality had been lessened compared to other years when Harley Davidson actually owned the production of those bikes. This particular year, serial number, etc of Model 94...is this considered to be any better or worse quality than other years? I know this particular gun seems to be a plain-jane version, and that's ok...but I'm just trying to get a better understanding of where it might rank in the entire scheme of 94's over the years. It's in rather good shape...just a slight bit of light rust on the lower section of the mag tube...(it's from back east where it's so humid all the time) + only about a box or two of rounds through it ever in it's lifetime. A friend of mine got it from his dad and I'm looking to buy it. I'm mostly concerned about functionality, which I understand the 94's are suppose to be quite good anyway, but I don't know all that much about 94's overall to be a 'good judge of character' so-to-say on 94's. Any thoughts you can expound on? Any insight or experience you can share would be helpful. I attached a so-so photo if that helps any.
Very much appreciated!
Jack

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3 years ago #4
Bert H.
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Hello Jack,

Within the Winchester line of Model 94 Carbines, those that were manufactured pre-1964 are the desirable (collectable) guns. The further you go back in time, the more valuable they can become. There are four eras within the collectable time period 1894 to 1898, 1899 to 1918, 1919 to 1941, and 1942 to 1963. In late 1963, Winchester retooled the factory, and changed the way they manufactured the Model 94. In doing so, the quality of the guns went into the toilet, and for the next 16-years, they reputation and sales went downhill as well. In 1980, Winchester got out of the firearms manufacturing business and sold the original factory to the newly formed U.S. Repeating Arms Company (USRACo). Winchester leased the Trade Marked WINCHESTER name to the USRACo for a 25-year period of time. After acquiring the old New Haven factory, the USRACo, continued production of just a few models (the 70, 94, and 1300). Over the next 25-years, the quality of the Model 94 got better, but never like the pre-64 guns. Today, all of the Model 94s made in the post 1963 era are considered "hunting tools" and they are not actively collected. The absolute worst era was the 1964 - 1980 production time frame.

In regards to the Model 94 you are looking at, any visible rust precludes it from being in "excellent" condition. Top dollar as you described the gun would be $300.

Bert H.

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3 years ago #5
Jack in Antarctica
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Thank you Bert, that's exactly the type of info I was interested in.
Much appreciated.
Jack

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2 years ago #6
John
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Didn't mean to step in, but I have a AE deluxe serial number 6310007. Just a hunting tool?

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2 years ago #7
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John wrote:
Didn't mean to step in, but I have a AE deluxe serial number 6310007. Just a hunting tool?


Yes, it is just a hunting tool. Your Model 94AE is most likely an "XTR", which was an upgraded version of the standard Model 94.

Bert H.
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2 years ago #8
jd
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However, some AE models can be pricey. It depends on barrel length and caliber. A 16 inch in .357 can bring a little more than 700.00

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2 years ago #9
J.O.A.
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Would a .44 mag fall into the more pricey range?

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2 years ago #10
John Carlton
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Thanks. Fitted it with a scope and going feral hog hunting!

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