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Value of Wichester 94-44 lever action? (.44mag mfg1969)

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  1. Kingcreek

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    I am considering selling my Winchester 94 saddle ring "trapper" in .44mag and I am having trouble finding any comps for sale or determining the current value. Mine is used with very minor cosmetic dings and wear, NO crossbolt safety or any mods, No box or papers etc. I call it Very Good condition. I bought it used years ago and it has been shot very little, functions fine with anything I've put through it .Accuracy is hard to guage with only the original sights but seems adequate.
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    They sell for $475. to $600. within my region of Florida. 44 MAG is perfect for taking wild hogs!

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    Thanks for the reply. I have found only a couple for sale online and asking prices are $700 and up. This is the model pre-crossbolt safety. Does that effect value one way or the other?
     
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    It can.... and more than likely increases the value. But age and condition is everything. They are $700 and up around here.
     
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    Looks like I misidentified it as an AE it is a model 94-44 new haven conn. I just got it out of the safe for the first time in quite awhile. The wood is like new, there is some minor wear shine on the receiver edges and a couple small marks elsewhere. It was carried and hunted with before I got it but was shot very little. Original butt plate, front sight hood and sights, never drilled tapped no sling studs etc. it's a saddle ring carbine or trapper
     
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    I edited the title to correct it is not an AE, and to add the serial number indicates mfg year 1969.
     
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    I have the same thing, a saddle ring carbine 44 from that era. I'd price mine at about 500 or a little more. They were a little strange as they had Birch stocks and a funky microgroove-type of rifling. This one was my dad's and survived my brother putting a 41 mag through it. Also, light enough to kick the snot out of a skinny shirt sleeve wearing teenager. Very accurate with jacketed bullets, not so much with cast.
     
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    "Micro-groove" rifling on a Winchester? That's interesting. I've always understood that "micro-groove" rifling was the strict provenance of Marlin rifles.
     
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    It IS a shallow, multigroove rifling pattern. Discussed here before. I said "microgroove-type" as that is just what it looks like.
     
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    Nobody is arguing with you, PapaG. "I've always understood" is not a prerogative declaration and, in fact, I conceded that the information new to me was "interesting". Winchester's version of "microgroove rifling" may well have been "discussed here before" but, try as I might, I can't be privy to every conversation about rifling types in the forum.

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