The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Harley Nolden Memorial Institute for Firearms Research

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old April 14, 2013, 11:19 AM   #1
stinker
Junior Member
 
Join Date: April 14, 2013
Posts: 3
win model 94-32win spl

was wondering date/value of gun serial number 2438839 any help will be appreciated thanks.
stinker is offline  
Old April 14, 2013, 11:45 AM   #2
PetahW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 19, 2008
Posts: 4,679
Welcome to The Firing Line...........

Your .32 was made in 1960, and it's value would be based upon it's present remaining percentage (%) of original issue condition - which so far you haven't mentioned.

You should appreciate that a tomato stake would be valued somewhat less than an unfired/NIB example.


.
PetahW is offline  
Old April 14, 2013, 12:11 PM   #3
stinker
Junior Member
 
Join Date: April 14, 2013
Posts: 3
thanks for the reply and the date of the gun as for the condition the wood some scratches n dents nothing major, the finish on the gun is very good you can see where a side scope mount has been removed from the gun at some point. thanks again.
stinker is offline  
Old April 14, 2013, 10:57 PM   #4
KBP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 18, 2010
Location: Luthersburg, PA
Posts: 264
win model 94-32win spl

The Winchester Model 94 in .32 Special is one of my favorite old rifles! If your rifle has been drilled for a scope,(extra holes in the receiver) the value to collectors is greatly reduced. This in no way will stop it from being a great mild recoiling hunting rifle. The fact that its a pre-1964 rifle is good because the pre-64 rifles were made a little better. Dollar value varies due to so many issues about the rifle that its hard to put a price on it without seeing it in person. It won't be high if its been drilled for a scope,($200.00 -$250.00) has rust or damaged wood.(could be even lower)
KBP is offline  
Old April 15, 2013, 08:09 AM   #5
stinker
Junior Member
 
Join Date: April 14, 2013
Posts: 3
thanks for the info on the 32 its not for sale was just wondering what i have.will use it deer huntn here in sw arkansas thanks again.
stinker is offline  
Old May 9, 2013, 08:00 PM   #6
rlchamp55
Junior Member
 
Join Date: April 30, 2013
Posts: 1
year winchester model 94 30-30 made?

Hello I'm new to "The Firing Line" and I am hoping to find out the year of the rifle I have. I know that it is pre-64 model, but don't know year made. Serial # is 1974403.

Any information would be appreciated.

Thank you!
rlchamp55 is offline  
Old May 9, 2013, 08:50 PM   #7
Skadoosh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 13, 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,773
I happily paid $500 for an excellent condition 1952 Winchester '94 chambered in .32WS about a year ago.

__________________
NRA Life Member (2003)
USN Retired
I think that one of the notions common to the anti-gunner is the idea that being a victim is 'noble'; as if it is better to be noble in your suffering than disruptive in your own defense.
Skadoosh is offline  
Old May 10, 2013, 05:01 AM   #8
Hawg Haggen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 8, 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 11,651
Quote:
I am hoping to find out the year of the rifle I have. I know that it is pre-64 model, but don't know year made. Serial # is 1974403.
Proof House dates it to 1953 but that could be off by a year or two.
Hawg Haggen is online now  
Old May 10, 2013, 09:28 AM   #9
PetahW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 19, 2008
Posts: 4,679
.

1953 is correct for SN 1974xxx.



.
PetahW is offline  
Old May 10, 2013, 01:06 PM   #10
dahermit
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 28, 2006
Location: South Central Michigan...near Ohio, Indiana.
Posts: 3,505
Quote:
I happily paid $500 for an excellent condition 1952 Winchester '94 chambered in .32WS about a year ago
.
Don't you mean, you stole it for $500.00?!

It has a few determents for a collector, like receiver sights added, and butt stock sling swivel added, but I would have bought it at that price.
__________________
Sometimes you get what you pay for, sometimes you only pay more for what you get.
Three shots are not a "group"...they are a "few".

If the Bible is the literal, infallible, unerring word of God...where are all those witches I am supposed to kill?

Last edited by dahermit; May 10, 2013 at 01:54 PM.
dahermit is offline  
Old May 10, 2013, 03:03 PM   #11
SIGSHR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 13, 2005
Posts: 3,046
There is a good article on the 32 Special in this month's American Rifleman.
SIGSHR is offline  
Old May 10, 2013, 04:58 PM   #12
Lucas McCain
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 7, 2013
Location: Callaway, MN
Posts: 187
I think that the 94's were drilled and tapped for the receiver sights at that date of manufacture. He is lucky that the original rear sight is there, seeing how the peep sight is there. Wonder how that works, with 3 sight to line up?
Nice looking rifle, great deer hunting gun. Your next mission should be to find some real 170 grain silvertips for it. Bad medicine for big bucks
__________________
If you have time to do it twice, then you have time to do it once right and put your name on it
Lucas McCain is offline  
Old May 10, 2013, 07:47 PM   #13
PetahW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 19, 2008
Posts: 4,679
.

It never fails to amaze me, when I see a receiver-sighted rifle w/o it's rear bbl open sight removed for a clean sight picture & a slot filler blank installed in it's place.

It's been documented that Winchester made the 2 receiver peep sight prep holes standard on the Model 94 in the SN 1,790,000 range, until the 1983 intro of the Model 94AE.

(IIRC, they were standard earlier on Model 64's)



.

Last edited by PetahW; May 10, 2013 at 07:53 PM.
PetahW is offline  
Old May 13, 2013, 10:23 AM   #14
efield
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 7, 2009
Location: Peoples Republik of Kalifornia
Posts: 122
Pre '64 Winchesters are some of my favorites as well. Here's my '62 M94 in .32 Special. (I did the stock "ding" all by myself)


__________________
A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition.
-Rudyard Kipling-
efield is offline  
Old May 13, 2013, 03:39 PM   #15
Skadoosh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 13, 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,773
Quote:
It never fails to amaze me, when I see a receiver-sighted rifle w/o it's rear bbl open sight removed for a clean sight picture & a slot filler blank installed in it's place.
I guess you have never lost a Redfield sight aperture disk in the field? I have no desire to remove the rear sight and fill the slot since I have never seen a slot filler blank that actually correctly followed the contour of the barrel.
__________________
NRA Life Member (2003)
USN Retired
I think that one of the notions common to the anti-gunner is the idea that being a victim is 'noble'; as if it is better to be noble in your suffering than disruptive in your own defense.
Skadoosh is offline  
Old May 14, 2013, 05:29 PM   #16
PetahW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 19, 2008
Posts: 4,679
FWIW, I don't "lose" apertures because I remove them before I go hunting, and use the resulting "ghost ring".

As far as barrel-contour slot fillers go, some like them, other don't - but nobody sells them commercially, they're usually self-made:



Those that don't like them often file a fancier one out of the dovetail section of an old rear bbl sight:



YMMV.



.
PetahW is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.10211 seconds with 9 queries