Would a 1974 Winchester 94 be collectable?

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  1. orangeninja

    orangeninja Member

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    I have a winchester 94 with what I believe is an after market "williams" peep sight. The 30-30 is made in 1974. Is this a collectable gun and likely to increase in value?
     
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    For Winchesters, 1964 or earlier are the guns that command a premium price.
     
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    Believe anything Winchester will have a value. All have taken a
    turn upward rapidly. Do expect a downward trend If that Williams
    sight required drill and tap of the receiver pretty well knocks the value
    to a shooter that the addition improved it usefullness, but decrease
    collector value.
     
  4. orangeninja

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    The rear sight on the barrel has been removed. I'm not sure about the drill and tap but I wouldn't be surprised.

    Too bad because the gun is in almost perfect condition.
     
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    In 1974 M94's came from the factory drilled and tapped for a receiver sight. For the time being, consider it a fine shooter that will appreciate slowly if cared for.
     
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    It's a Good Shooter

    Yeah, what MMCSRET said. It'll appreciate slowly and isn't all that uncommon, so in our lifetimes it really won't be much of an investment gun.
    I'd shoot it but not abuse it - your kids may someday find it has value.
     
  7. hank327

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    I have a Model 94 produced around that time. When I had a Williams
    Foolproof sight installed, I found that the receiver was already drilled and tapped for such a sight from the factory. The receiver sight makes the rifle much easier to shoot accurately than the buckhorn open sights that came on it. I bought mine used at a gunshow almost 20 years ago for $150.00. It was/is in almost new condition with a perfect bore and only a nick or two on the wood. I imagine that I could probably get a little more for it now than I paid for it. So I guess you can expect your 94 to slowly appreciate over time. Personally, I would use it however I wanted to and enjoy it without consideration of it's collectibilty status.
     
  8. orangeninja

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    Thanks guys.
     
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