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6 years ago #1
trophyhunter62
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Just trying to determine how much our gun is worth. It is a Win. model 94 30 WCF serial #120xxxx. 20 inch barrel

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6 years ago #2
kim32321
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hi trophy hunter,
your 94 was manufactured in 1942, value should be 500 - 600 in good condition. pre ww2 winchesters are considered to be the best of the lot. winchester put alot of hands on finishing and fitting on these rifles.
JMHO
Kim

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6 years ago #3
Tom
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Looking for a value on my Winchester 94
The serial number (988137) tells me it was built in 1926 (?). It is in overall fair to good condition and has a saddle ring.
-Model94 - Winchester-NICKLESTEEL-30W.C.F. (on the barrel)
thx -Tom

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6 years ago #4
kim32321
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hi tom,
the value of your 1926 model 94 should be 500 - 700 in stated condition. JMHO
Kim

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6 years ago #5
Tom
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Thanks so much Kim!
- Tom

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6 years ago #6
Tom
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I have some light rust pitting on my Winchester 94 NickleSteel rifle and I am wondering what I should use to remove the rust. Or if I should, because I am going to sell it and maybe it would be better left on?
Also, I will be unemployed in nine days so are there any house hold items I could use vrs. a particular rust remover recommendation? Just trying to save a buck.
thx - Tom

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6 years ago #7
bigcurt
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if it's actual pits not much you can do beside refinishing and that will definatly take the value down,,if it's whats refered to as freckling.. a light surface rust with tiny spots and no deep pits..you might want to try a 000 or 0000 steel wool,,the wool shouldn't scratch the finish and it will usually remove light surface rust..i usually use it with a light oil like wd40,,3 in one or gun oil or something simular and clean it in a back and forth motion.. you don't have to push super hard unless the rust is really bad,do a little where it's hard to see and see if it will remove what your talking about and not damage the blueing,,most of the time this should be enough to remove light surface rust..
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5 years ago #8
truth
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5 years ago #9
Bert H.
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truth wrote:
http://www.proofhouse.com/win/index.html

sn#120xxxx is 1940


The website you quote contains incorrect information. Serial number 1,200,000 was not manufactured in 1940... instead, it was January of 1939.

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5 years ago #10
truth
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wow what year is my sn 1296773 barrel says 41?

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5 years ago #11
Bert H.
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truth wrote:
wow what year is my sn 1296773 barrel says 41?


Serial number 1296773 went through the Polishing Room in mid September of 1941, and the "41" marked barrel is correct.

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5 years ago #12
truth
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thankyou sir, you are a jem

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5 years ago #13
Bert H.
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You are quite welcome...

What caliber is your Model 94, and does the leading "1" digit look like an "L"?

Bert H.

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5 years ago #14
truth
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its a 30-30 and yes it looks like an e
L..

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5 years ago #15
truth
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pics

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5 years ago #16
Bert H.
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Thanks for posting the picture... that is exactly what I was expecting.

Bert H

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5 years ago #17
truth
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thoughts?

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5 years ago #18
Bert H.
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truth wrote:
thoughts?


About? If you have specific questions, please ask.

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5 years ago #19
Truth
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hmm.. historic value/collect-ability?

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5 years ago #20
Bert H.
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Please post pictures of the entire gun. What is the overall graded condition?

Bert H.

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5 years ago #21
truth
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here goes

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5 years ago #22
truth
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more

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5 years ago #23
truth
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more

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5 years ago #24
Bert H.
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OK,

The pictures helped a bunch.

There appears to be some rust spotting on the barrel in various places, on the tops of both barrel bands, and on the end on the magazine tube. Additionally, the sling swivels are not factory installed. All of those issues negatively affect the collector interest (value). My estimate is that it is worth about $500

Bert H.

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5 years ago #25
truth
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that's what i figured, i paid $360 for it at a gun show.

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2 years ago #26
Tim
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Aloha Tom. My 30-30s # is2233575 Could you please tell me the year it was built?

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2 years ago #27
Bert H.
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Tim wrote:
Aloha Tom. My 30-30s # is2233575 Could you please tell me the year it was built?


Hello Tim,

Model 94 serial number 2233575 was manufactured in 1957.

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2 years ago #28
mike poli
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great to see someone providing nonstop info Tim. much appreciated. 1926 model 94 in 32 special. serial number 991042. handed down the family line from my great great grandfather and recently to me. I have been told its above "good" and practically "great" condition, I'd personally rate it about a 7-8 out of 10 compared to others that I've seen. thoughts? never plan on selling but I always poke around to get appraisals. I don't have many pictures on hand at the moment but would be glad to provide more for your personal collection if you want. also do you happen to know if these are the original sights? thanks a bunch!

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2 years ago #29
Bert H.
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Mike,

The date of manufacture was in May 1926 to get you a bit closer. The Cody Firearms Museum can get you the exact date for a fee.

Based on what I can see in the pictures, the sights are original, and the overall graded condition is in the middle of the "Very Good" category. The value approximately $1200.

Bert H.

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2 years ago #30
dcc
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Don't use WD40 on your guns. WD40 is a fish emollient that turns into a shellac type varnish as it dries. Also, since it was originally designed to seek out moisture and replace it, it's invasive qualities, if they get to your ammo, can render your ammo impotent..........When you look at their WEB site, their biggest claim to fame is that it is a really good penetrating substance, seeking out moisture, and replacing it. The one thing they do not say, directly, is that it is good for cleaning guns. I would be very cautious about using it on guns. If you want to use their products, use their 3-in-One oil, or honing oil. Both those oils have better qualities that protect your weapons, and keep them well lubricated.

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