Winchester Rifle, Model 94 Value

7 years ago #1
thepyrat
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I have a Winchester Model 94 30/30 rifle with serial number 3925401. Anyone have an idea of the year for this rifle and the approximate value? By the way my uncle has his name in small letters on the left lower side of the gun. It appears he used a old vibrating metal pin writer. My aunt said he did that on some of his old guns. Don't know what that does to value. The Blueing is around 50% but the wood is around 75% for the finish. Old winchester butt plate is around 90%. Any help would be appreciated.
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7 years ago #2
bigcurt
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hello again ,,this one was made in 1972 judging from the serial number and appeares to be a standard post 64 model rifle,,there are still many many of these used today for deer hunting and it appeares your uncle did some hunting with it,,the receiver on these were a cast alloy and many i have seen are lacking in blue on the receiver..a good gunsmith may be able to restore it but the cost may outweigh the value..value on this one is somewhere between 250-350 and your uncles name won't hurt the value if you deceide to sell it,,i will tell you that a dealer would proably only offer you between 100-200 for it so if your looking to sell.. i'd try an ad in a local newspaper of free ad paper,,sorry but the post 64 rifles are more a hunting item then a collectors peice,,this is another one i'd proably just put away for future generations to remember your uncle by..just my 2 cents worth
bigcurt

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7 years ago #3
thepyrat
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Hello again,
This is a great site. I have read on this site for awhile trying to learn about some of the guns.
Thank you for the information. I believe I will keep it and just pass it down to one of my sons.

Thanks again,

Greg

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5 years ago #4
maurice
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I have the same model rifle that my Father bought used in 1967, so I'm pretty sure it's older than this one your talking about. Wondering if that difference would have any major change in value? Condition sounds the same. Thought I had heard they made a change in design between the mid 60's & 1972?

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5 years ago #5
2bit
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Hello Maurice,

The best hing for you to do is take several good detail photos of the rifle. Start a new post specific to your rifle and we can surely help you out. You might read this also:
What I Need http://www.gunvaluesboard.com/give-me-what-i-need-294224.html

The design change you are referring to occured in 1964. Pre 64 guns are considered collectible while those manufacture afterwards, with a few exceptions, are not.

Thanks
2bit/Michael

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5 years ago #6
Bert H.
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maurice wrote:
I have the same model rifle that my Father bought used in 1967, so I'm pretty sure it's older than this one your talking about. Wondering if that difference would have any major change in value? Condition sounds the same. Thought I had heard they made a change in design between the mid 60's & 1972?


The change occurred in January of 1964. Those guns made prior to that date (serial numbers <2,700,000) are worth considerably more than those made in 1964 or latter (serial numbers =/> 2,700,000).

Bert H.
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5 years ago #7
maurice
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Thanks, I'll check that serial#. My dad only paid $25 back in 67.

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