A lever rifle question...


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bikerp97
May 22, 2003, 12:20 PM
This isnt were I usually hang out so bear with me please..

I need some info and maybe a value on a Winchester Lever action rifle. It is around 75% condition. Ser# 446847 how old?

Also what does 30 W.C.F. mean. My father thinks it is .30-30 is that what the marking stands for? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Kevin

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Mike Irwin
May 22, 2003, 12:51 PM
Can't help with the value, but your father is correct.

.30 WCF stands for .30 Winchester Center Fire, the original name for the .30-30.

A number of Winchester cartridges around the turn of the 19th century were so known.

mothernatureson
May 22, 2003, 12:58 PM
Based on the serial # given, that rifle was made in 1908. I assume that your rifle is a model 94. Can't help you on the value, as there are more than 7 million of them made. But that vintage would be desireable to a model 94 collector.
mothernatureson

Jim K
May 22, 2003, 08:56 PM
It should be a Model 1894 and should say so on the tang. Without some historical association, the value of those pre-1929 rifles is based almost entirely on condition. One in poor condition with missing or broken parts will bring a $150 or so, where one new in the box (if such exists) could easily bring $2000. Most have been well used and an average price is around the $400-600 level. Some calibers bring more, but .30-30 and .32 Special are the most common calibers.

After 1929, the rifle was renamed the Model 94; it was revamped in 1964 along with the rest of the Winchester line. It is still made.

Jim

six 4 sure
May 23, 2003, 12:00 AM
It may not be the best way, but you may want to check out www.auctionarms.com and/or www.gunbroker.com and see what similar rifles are selling for.

Six

bikerp97
May 23, 2003, 08:55 AM
After looking at some of these on Gun Broker ....The one I am asking about has the peep sight and a saddle ring and seems to have a shorter barrell. I didnt measure it, though.


Kevin

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