I'm trying to find the manufactured year of this rifle with serial number 3075854? Winchester 30-30 Model 94 lever-action!
I need to tell my grandchild that I'm willing it to. Thank you for any information you can give me.
For your sake I hope he has to wait a long time for it!! And that it is well used by the time he/she gets it. The rifle is a relative youngster for Model 1894/94's. It was made in 1967. There have been almost 3,000,000 made since then.
Tell them to be patient
Thanks for you nice reply- I bought it used in 1984 and I keep my guns in good condition- I thought it was older though. Any idea of it's value? It's in remarkabley nice condition and shoots very true.
It is in remarkably good condition because it isn't all that old. When they start getting up toward 100 they can look real poor if a number of people haven't taken good care of them.
Post 1964 Winchesters suffer a bit in value due to changes in that year to the manufacturing process that resulted in a somewhat poorer quality rifle being produced. Or so they say. And if you look close it is true. Also, as I mentioned, that there are just so darn many out there. Model 94 questions are probably at the top of the list on the forum.
From the sounds of it your grandchild will end up with 'Grandpa's Gun' and hopefully cherish it for the rest of his/her life and pass it on to their children. I truly believe tha Grandfathers, old guns, and grandchildren are just a few of the magical things in this world. I know they were for me. My grandfathers have been gone a long time but I can remember like it was yesterday the day that one one my grandfathers and I went duck hunting. It turned out to be his last time ever. That is special day for any young man. It was 35 years ago now.
Enjoy your rifle and your grandchildren.
They both are priceless.
Since you asked around $450 to $650