pre '64 Winchester Model 94 30-30 carbine

5 years ago #1
pre '64 Winchester Model ...
Guest

I have a Winchester Model 94 carbine SN# 1626603 which I purchased in 1950. Less than 20 rounds have been fired with this rifle as I still have several left over after a deer hunting trip with my father the sasme year.

What is the market value of my rifle today? Would consider selling it if the price is right.

Thanks in advance

Larry Leaveck
<email>

Posted on Winchester
Answer
5 years ago #2
Bert H.
Scholar
Blogs: 15
Forum: 24,184
Votes: 722

Hello Larry,

Serial number 1626603 was manufactured in the Fall of 1949, which fits in perfectly with when you purchased it.

I will assume that it is still in "like new" condition, and if that is the case, it is worth about $1200 retail.

Bert H.

Reply
3 years ago #3
Cowboy Bob
Guest

I may be interested in the Winchester if the price is right, let me know what you find out.

Reply
3 years ago #4
Bert H.
Scholar
Blogs: 15
Forum: 24,184
Votes: 722
Cowboy Bob wrote:
I may be interested in the Winchester if the price is right, let me know what you find out.


Bob,

This topic post is nearly two-years old now... I sincerely doubt that the original querent will reply. Additionally, it is verboten to use this website to Buy, Sell, or Trade firearms... Please read the Terms, Rules, & Privacy link at the bottom of the page.

Bert H. - Admin
Reply
3 years ago #5
Cowboy Bob
Guest

Didn't know about that, sorry.

Reply
3 years ago #6
Bert H.
Scholar
Blogs: 15
Forum: 24,184
Votes: 722
Cowboy Bob wrote:
Didn't know about that, sorry.


No problem.

Bert H.
Reply
3 years ago #7
fansnotes
Guest

I've been looking at Winchester 94 listings on GunBroker, GunAuction, ArmsBroker (where I've yet to receive an answer to my expressions of interest), and a reasonably-priced FFL-holder's shop (very limited inventory there ~ just one post-'63 model 94).

Are there any other sites, or brick and mortar places where I should be looking?
(I've been assuming that places like Cabelas are beyond my price reach.)

Price is a consideration, but I'm more than willing to take on a 'furniture refinishing' project if that renders a pre-'64 model affordable.

Thanks,
Bill Brown
Pittsburgh, PA

Reply
3 years ago #8
Bert H.
Scholar
Blogs: 15
Forum: 24,184
Votes: 722

Cabela's often has decent priced guns on their rack... if you have one near you, go for a visit.

Bert H.

Reply
3 years ago #9
fansnotes
Guest

Thanks!
It's a bit of a trek, so I'll call first.

It would be very different to see
and feel my prospective purchase
(rather than opening a box at my
FFL with anxiety over whether the
contents will resemble its on-line
pictures!).

Reply
3 years ago #10
fansnotes
Guest

Hi Bert,
The lowest-price Winchester 94 currently being offered by Cabela's is $499. While not completely out of line perhaps, I would want to refinish its woodwork. Besides, that price was outside of my 'comfort' zone, so I passed on it.

Instead, following your advice, I bought a 1959-vintage, cosmetically challenged, 30-30 caliber Model 94 on GunAuction. It will need work, especially on the butt stock, but that's fine with me.

I want to thank you - profusely! - for the good advice and guidance you gave me. My FFL will no doubt say that I overpaid (he nearly always does!), but it's a pre-'64 and I'm pretty confident in my ability to refinish the stocks, which I look forward to doing.

Sincerely,
Bill Brown
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania

Reply
3 years ago #11
Bert H.
Scholar
Blogs: 15
Forum: 24,184
Votes: 722

Hello Bill,

You are quite welcome

Bert H.
Kingston, WA

Reply
2 years ago #12
BALLSACK
Guest

Ballsack just wanna keep this post alive

Reply
2 years ago #13
bud
Guest

my winchestermodel 94 30-30win. sn#4914632 & has never had a round fired thru it?? any input on what its fmv might be.??

Reply
2 years ago #14
Bert H.
Scholar
Blogs: 15
Forum: 24,184
Votes: 722
bud wrote:
my winchestermodel 94 30-30win. sn#4914632 & has never had a round fired thru it?? any input on what its fmv might be.??


Hello Bud,

$350 - $400.
Reply
1 year ago #15
Larry S.
Guest

Burt H. My name is Larry S. I have a Model 94 30-30 ser#1890563 made in New Haven Conn. My Grand Pa bought it as a saddle gun for the ranch. It was shot 3 times and I have the original box of shells with three missing. they are Super X silvertip with the price of $3.95 0on the box. The gun is in fantastic shape with a few stock dents from carring. Blueing is perfect. Can you give me a aprox. value? Thanks Larry S.

Reply
1 year ago #16
Bert H.
Scholar
Blogs: 15
Forum: 24,184
Votes: 722

Hello Larry S.

Your Model 94 was manufactured in the year 1952. In "Excellent" graded condition, it is worth approximately $900.

Reply
1 year ago #17
fansnotes
Guest

Should have reported this earlier . . .

After painstakingly refinishing the woodwork, I finally went to the range. Having never fired a 30-30 (indeed, nothing bigger than a .243), I was wary of its 'kick.'

As everyone else on this site probably knows, there's NO real 'kick' from a 30-30!

Anyway, first shot was at 50 yards: short range, but was just trying to put a hole in the paper. Pleasantly surprised by the lack of recoil, I took care with my second shot.

Now, with a proper sight-picture (open sights, mind you), I squeezed-off a second round . . . and proceeded to obliterate the bull! What a thrill! An absolutely dead-center shot from that old, but newly refinished, 30-30. Quality shows! Happy day!

Reply
By entering this site you declare you are 18 or older, you read and agreed to its Terms, Rules & Privacy and you understand that your use of the site's content is made at your own risk and responsibility.
Copyright © 2006 - 2016 Gun Values Board