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Old May 30, 2016, 04:52 PM   #1
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Trying to identify this Winchester

Hi All!

First...let me take a moment to thank all of the Vets on this forum. We owe you everything...

My uncle past several years ago, leaving a large gun collection. Several family members received guns. I have two that I think someone might want. They have been sitting in my closet for years...and I think it's such a waste.

I was hoping you could help me identify a Winchester Model 94-30 WCF.
SN# 1496368.

I have searched the links included on these pages...but I can't find that serial number?

Can someone help?

As...can you tell me a reasonable price for it...and where's a good place to sell it. I would rate it Fair to Good condition, as the Left side of the stock have a groove in it.

Pictures:
http://s1201.photobucket.com/user/dc...ary/Winchester

http://s1201.photobucket.com/user/dc...01266.jpg.html

I'm hoping someone can make good use of this rifle.

Sincerely,

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Old May 30, 2016, 08:34 PM   #2
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Interestingly enough, your serial number falls between 1942 and 1949. 42 started at 1287469, and 49 started at 1500001. The numbers in between are not known for some reason. (At least in my reference book.)

If I recall. however, Harry Truman was presented with #1500000.

(Your photobucket links didn't work for me.)
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Old May 30, 2016, 09:15 PM   #3
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You need to copy the IMG code on photobucket.
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Old May 30, 2016, 09:37 PM   #4
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" The numbers in between are not known for some reason."

The reason is simple enough. Winchester stopped civilian production during WWII, but because of the way they recorded serial numbers, they didn't know the exact number that was the last made. When they resumed production, they jumped the numbers up to an even starting number that they knew would not duplicate a pre-war number.

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Old May 30, 2016, 10:23 PM   #5
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The reason is simple enough. Winchester stopped civilian production during WWII, but because of the way they recorded serial numbers, they didn't know the exact number that was the last made. When they resumed production, they jumped the numbers up to an even starting number that they knew would not duplicate a pre-war number.
If that's the case, which is logical and was suggested in the reference, then the OP must have one of the very last guns made in 1942, no?

I'm pretty sure Truman got 15000000, but I don't know what year they presented it to him. It would be one gun before the first gun of 1949.
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Old May 31, 2016, 09:56 AM   #6
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Pictures

Hey ALL!

Thanks for the quick responses. Let me try the photo links again:

[IMG]<iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://s1201.photobucket.com/user/dcarter4/embed/slideshow/Winchester"></iframe>[/IMG]

http://s1201.photobucket.com/user/dc...ary/Winchester

If you can see these pictures, can you give me an idea of the value and where you recommend I offer it for sale?

TIA

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Old May 31, 2016, 11:30 AM   #7
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Standard features, nice finish, but damage on the forearm wood. $500 if you want to sell, $700 if you're willing to wait for the right guy.
Look at gunbroker and see what kind of offers people are getting, don't be deceived by $1200 asking prices.
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