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what is the value of a Winchester model 94?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SEE IT LIKE A NATIVE, Jun 16, 2012.

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  1. SEE IT LIKE A NATIVE

    SEE IT LIKE A NATIVE Member

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    A neighbor wants to sell a winchester model 94 30-30 made in 1974 . condition is fair . some light rust and pitting on left side of reciever , fore stock is good ,buttstock needs refinishing . Gun was stored on a closet shelf . bore is good with no pitting visible to the eye , rifling appears to be intact . Ihave always wanted one and it is all the rifle you would ever need in Florida ! What is it worth ? I have no idea ! Kevin
     
  2. Abel

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    It's probably worth about $350. If you can land it for $200 or $250, you'd have a great deal on your hands. Good luck.
     
  3. baylorattorney

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    A model 94 standard rifle in 95% condition is worth about $180.
     
  4. Abel

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    Around here the post 64 models go for $325-$375 pretty regularly. A pre-64 in good condition would go $475 an up.
     
  5. SEE IT LIKE A NATIVE

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    Thanks for the replies gentlemen ! I was clueless ! I remember these guns selling new for 150.00 or so . It seems everything I want to sell goes down in value and everything I want to buy goes up !:rolleyes: Kevin
     
  6. Jim Mac

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    If I could find someone selling the 94's in 95% condition for 180 dollars I would buy 10 of them and probably double my money in a weekend. jim
    Ive got one in really nice condition no pitting or rust issues, its a 1972 30-30 I tried selling local for 350 dollars, the best offer I got was 300 bucks. I decided to keep it. It may be a location thing, some parts of the country certain guns sells for more than other parts. jim
     
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    Ten years ago.

    To me personally around $250-$300, but I see them selling for a lot more than that. I've seen lots of them selling for $350-$400 now and some in good shape going for over $500. Combined there are around 14 million Marlin and Winchester 30-30's out there. Prices should not be this high. I've got about a dozen that I paid under $200 for. I'm thinking this may be a good time to sell.

    My personal feeling is that they are over valued. Folks are paying that now because Winchesters have not been made in this country for a while. The Japanese copies are well over $1,000 and the new Marlins are very poor quality.

    People are asking those prices, and others are paying it, but I'm afraid that like a lot of things prices will stabalize and many will find they own a gun they paid far too much for in a few years. Same thing happended with pre-64 model 70's. Prices went crazy for many years. Lotta guys got pre-64's worth $600-$700 today they paid well over $1,000 for a few years ago.
     
  8. BCCL

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    I bought a 1979 one in around 98% condition for $275.00 last year.
     
  9. baylorattorney

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    Yes it was the 26th edition of Bluebook gun values i referenced. 2005 or 7 years ago. I wouldn't pay much more than 200 for this gun here with the pitting and all. I paid $475 for a model 94 manufactured in 1945 tho.
     
  10. SEE IT LIKE A NATIVE

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    Thanks for all your help gentlemen ! I was able to broker a deal where I traded a Winchester Defender Shotgun with Choate stock and forearm ,again : m Kevin for the Model 94 , So it is all mine now and I have some work to do now . It has a much better trigger than I expected !I may just clean it up and shoot it before I refinish it . Thanks
     
  11. joed

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    You probably didn't do to badly on the trade. Prices on guns are a regional thing. I have a 1966 version used by a PD that I paid $399 for a few years ago.
     
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    I've got a Win. .375, 98%, how much you think its worth?
     
  13. baylorattorney

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    Model 94 big bore?
     
  14. rcmodel

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    Be aware that post-64 94's have mystery metal receivers machined from a graphitic steel casting and will not accept normal blueing.

    Cold blue will not work, and professional hot blue takes some doing.

    rc
     
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    A gun as described used to be a sub-$200 gun. Everyone I see like it on a gunstore shelf has about $350 on the tag....I'd guess a fair private swap would be for $250-$275.
     
  16. shaggy430

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    I bought a late 70's 94 in decent shape for $210 a few months back. I thought it was a fair deal.
     
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    RC,
    How in the world did you learn all these things you know in one life time?

    I'm really glad you and some others contribute like you do.

    TT
     
  18. 351 WINCHESTER

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    I bought a brand new 94 at Walmart about 7 years ago for $125. It's probably worth a little more now.
     
  19. hang fire

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    Short answer, whatever someone is wiling to pay for it.
     
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    I picked up a 1965 one in somewhat better condition for $250 last spring and considered that to be a grab and run lowball. Lowest I've seen since was a much worse one for $300 and nice ones start at $375 up here.
     
  21. GCBurner

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    I got one of the 1970s vintage Model 94s at a gun show in Florida a couple of years ago for $270. It functions fine, but all the finish is flaking off the alloy receiver, and as has been previously noted, regular bluing or cold blue won't stick. It looks kind of mottled and homely, but I put a Williams receiver sight on it, and it hits where it's aimed, which is what I was looking for in a .30-30 "beater".
     
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    Not an alloy receiver, still steel. They were using a black chrome plating on some of the models back then. It looked nice when new, but they would peel if not cared for properly.
     
  23. Dthunter

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    What would a 1894 Made in 1911-1912 be worth?

    32 Special
    20" round barrel
    Fair condition, bluing is about 40%
    rifling has some corrosion/pitting. It would guess the bore to be 70% ish,
    maybe a little Less.
    Wood is about 75% condition or better.

    On the side of the reciever it looks like there may have been a sadle ring. But only a round flatish piece remains.

    What do you guys think its worth?
     
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  24. MIL-DOT

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    Y'all should check Gunbroker, they have several pages of 94's for sale, of all ages and conditions. Though the prices can be all over the map, it would give you an idea what a specific rifle would go for.
     
  25. whalerman

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    Here in Northern NY you can git 'em for about $75 every day. So if you talk him down to $50 that's a perty fair deal.

    I should write a song that goes along with this verse.
     
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