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Old January 16, 2013, 10:35 PM   #51
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It's the Cody Museum that has most of the remaining records - but they don't gass for zip (IOW: wanna play, gotta pay).

http://www.bbhc.org/explore/firearms/firearms-records/

You'll have to pay them for a certification letter, which would also include the original config & maybe when/where it was originally shipped - but I'd WAG your .25-35 actually dates from 1896-7.


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Old January 17, 2013, 12:49 AM   #52
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Thank you, this is all good stuff.

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Old February 8, 2013, 04:04 PM   #53
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hello can some please help with these
4430016
4562840
5378405
5614841
V163517
YB4468
YB4687
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Old February 8, 2013, 07:38 PM   #54
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hello can some please help with these

4430016 - 1976
4562840 - 1977
5378405 - A 94AE, after 1982 - need more info
5614841 - Same as above
V163517 - Ditto
YB4468 - Ditto
YB4687 - Ditto
There are no SN records available for Winchester Model 94AE (Angle Eject) models, and I am unfamiliar with letter-prefixed Winchester 94 SN's. (I'm just not that into AE's)

The DOM can only be narrowed down and/or generalized with a full description of the rifle, including the presence of a crossbolt safety, no CBS, or no lawyer safety at all; chambering, barrel length & config (round, half-octagon, etc), and stock type.


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Old March 31, 2013, 05:17 PM   #55
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Winchester model 94

I just joined this forum and really like the knowledge found here!!
I have a 1964 Winchester model 94- serial 2735504. It does not have a screw in the bottom like shown above. I was told that they converted from machined parts to stamped parts during that year. Can anyone tell me when the stamped parts began, like with what serial number? Rifles made with stamped parts are of much less value than the machined parts.
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Old April 1, 2013, 01:06 PM   #56
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The changes occurred in late 1963. Any 1964 or later Model 94 is "post-'64". The changes included internal and external changes to make the firearm easier to manufacture. Some of the changes are: stamped (later cast) cartridge carriers, different receiver design to allow for fewer machining steps, use of screws for link pivots, coil spring instead of leaf mainspring, changes to bolt to make it easier to machine. There is not a lot about the post-64 guns that is "bad", they are just different from the pre-64 guns (and way different from the pre-WW2 guns).
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Old April 1, 2013, 07:06 PM   #57
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It's not only the various stamped parts, hollow roll pins, etc, that make post-64 Model 94's less desireable & less valuable than pre-64's.

During that change, Winchester also changed the way the receivers are made, switching from forged steel to a sintering process, that has a finish (on most models) that only looks like conventional bluing, but isn't.

They tend to show rust/pitting with only light handling/use - aka, as soon as you look at them.

The post-64 receivers were first plated, before they would take any additional finish(s), of which there were several: "blued", "color case hardened", black chrome, "Pewter", "Gold", "Silver", and Brass. (The last 5 finishes were mostly used on commemorative models)




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Old April 20, 2013, 02:52 PM   #58
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Might as well add my question. I have a Winchester 94AE, 45 Colt, SN 6,209,XXX. Post 2000 I would imagine but can anyone pin down the date any closer than that.

It's in very nice condition. The bluing is all there. The loading gate doesn't even have any scratches on it. No scratches on the finish. It almost looks unused based on the metal condition but I can tell it's been used and fired. Small dings and such in the wood. Overall very nice condition.

It's the 16" barrel with saddle ring. Anything you can tell me about it and it's value would be great.

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Old April 21, 2013, 06:00 PM   #59
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It's the Cody Museum that has most of the remaining records - but they don't gass for zip (IOW: wanna play, gotta pay).
There's a dude here (Bert H.) that's a historian for the Cody Museum and has access to Winchester records. He can tell you anything you want to know about when one was made. http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/index.php
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Old May 4, 2013, 12:03 AM   #60
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winchester 32 special

I have a winchester 32 special ser. no. 2787393 can anyone trll me when it was made?
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Old May 4, 2013, 12:46 AM   #61
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1964.
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Old May 4, 2013, 10:50 PM   #62
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Old June 21, 2013, 09:52 AM   #63
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Winchester 1894

A friend inherited this Winchester 1894.These are the details he found on rifle:
Winchester model 1894 30 WCR model number 5351 95
the barrel says nickel steel barrel
manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company New Haven Connecticut USA patent August 21st 1894




Any idea of value would be appreciated.
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Old June 21, 2013, 12:15 PM   #64
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Your friend has a 1910 Winchester .30-30 Rifle Model 1894, with what looks like standard features - IOW, no special order features.

The buggered forward tang sight base screw hole plug screw suggests that it might have had a tang peep sight mounted at one time - if so, it's a shame that it's gone.

The pics are too dark to determine it's gondition, in terms of the remaining % of original factory finish on wood & metal parts, and the mechanical operating condition is unstated/unknown - all of which go toward estimating value.


The best way to find the true value would be to surf only sold/closed gun-only guctions to find out how much somebody's been actually willing to pay of one in the same condition/features today/recently.


Please remember that any "asking" prices, "buy it now" prices, and "opening bids" are not values (reality) - they're hopes & dreams.




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Old July 8, 2013, 10:03 PM   #65
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Serial number for Winchester 1894

I have a 1894 Winchester ser# 308798
Can you tell the year it was made.
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Old July 9, 2013, 02:45 AM   #66
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Can you tell the year it was made.
www.proofhouse.com says 1904.
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Old July 12, 2013, 10:22 AM   #67
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Im thinking about buying a Winchester 30 30 model 94 serial 4733874 made in New Haven USA can anyone tell me year and approx value? It is not pristine but very nice condition
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Old July 13, 2013, 01:18 AM   #68
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Im thinking about buying a Winchester 30 30 model 94 serial 4733874 made in New Haven USA can anyone tell me year and approx value?
Made in 1979, value in fair condition is $300.
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Old August 17, 2013, 07:16 AM   #69
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How Old ?

I have a chance to buy a 94 can anyone tell me how old it is Serial number
5349001, Thanks
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Old August 17, 2013, 12:06 PM   #70
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Alan, welcome to the forum !

That Model 94AE was most likely made in 1983 (the 1st year for angle-eject models), or possibly early in 1984.



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Old August 21, 2013, 06:49 PM   #71
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model 94 age

my serial number is 3152444. can some one tell me what year it was made
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Old August 22, 2013, 01:47 AM   #72
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Old August 22, 2013, 03:53 AM   #73
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Serial Number info for Winchester Model 94

Can any one date this. It is a ranger but I am told it is still a 94 5629549
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Old August 22, 2013, 11:00 AM   #74
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Can any one date this.
It is a ranger but I am told it is still a 94 5629549


Nobody except Winchester - but my best guess is the mid 1980's.



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Old August 26, 2013, 12:47 PM   #75
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Seeking Info. on Late Prod. Win. 94 Trapper

Hello Guys, I finally picked up a little Winchester .44 Magnum "Trapper", something I've been looking for a while now ! It's unfired & as new, but the original owner's wife threw away the box & all the paperwork. ( I think ALL wife's would do that if were allowed to. ) As we all know, these late production Winchester's are somewhat difficult to document, so perhaps someone here may be able to assist me in determining it's date of manufacture ? ( SPEC.'S: Model 94, "TRAPPER", .44 MAGNUM, 16" Bbl., w/ Saddle Ring & Cross Bolt Safety, Serial # 61734XX ) From what little I've been able to learn, it appears to be a post-2000 piece, but prior to 2003 ? That does narrow it a bit, but I'd like to try for an exact year of mfg., if at all possible. Is there a particular text out there that covers these later M-94's ? I'll be very appreciative for ANYTHING I may be able to learn about this M-94 Trapper ! THANK YOU

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