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Old March 22, 2009, 11:12 PM   #1
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winchester 1942 30-30

my dad has a winchester 30-30 manufactured 1942 I believe,exellent condition,almost no wear at all,looks like its maybe 20 years old.shoots perfect.What is something like this worth?
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Old March 22, 2009, 11:49 PM   #2
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Winchester

Can you post some photos? That would help a LOT.
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Old March 23, 2009, 07:33 AM   #3
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I might be able to snap some pics next time im there.I love the gun.he got it in 1964 and fired maybe 100 rounds through it since then.I think its worth maybe $1500
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Old March 23, 2009, 08:17 AM   #4
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I had a 1937 production Win. that cost me 400 ish a few years ago. It was not mint condx. but very sharp. I don't think it would be worth anything like 1500$, even at todays prices. You would not get my money. I think to get anything even approaching that money, it would be mint, in original box unfired. Too many regular 94's produced, even prewar to make them priced like rare guns.
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Old March 23, 2009, 01:52 PM   #5
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Tom is right, unless there is something unusual about your Winchester, $1500 is way high. They made a big boat load of model 94s before the war.
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Old March 24, 2009, 05:43 PM   #6
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Just keep it and use it. It shoots great so that's all that matters. It'll still be good for your kids and grandkids. That's a prime meat gettin' gun.
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Old March 24, 2009, 09:04 PM   #7
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How is it a 1942 gun but only 20 yrs old?
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Old March 25, 2009, 12:24 AM   #8
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I saw racks and racks of Winchester 94s at a gun show this past weekend, most priced around $450-$550. Unless it is a rare variant or a deluxe rifle, it is likely worth just about the same.
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Old March 25, 2009, 08:50 AM   #9
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How is it a 1942 gun but only 20 yrs old?
Believe he means it just looks a lot younger than it is. Sort of like me!
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Old March 25, 2009, 09:21 AM   #10
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Gunshows are trying to inflate the prices on post 64 94's now. They are asking too much for them, especially rusted truck guns. That is why I would not buy another one at a show, probably. I cannot swallow 450$ for a standard version built ten years ago with angle eject, safety button, etc. Before they quit making them, people would walk into shows with post 64 guns and you could walk out with a crisp newish but used pre button pre AE gun for maybe 250 tops. I should have kept the 1937 gun I suppose. The outsides were polished beautifully, with a wonderful prewar blue job, but the insides looked like they were quickly reamed out with a dull cutter. Actually late production guns looked better inside than this thing. If I had sat on it, some fool would want to buy it from me and try to sell it for 750$ now. Not that he would sell it. Remember millions and millions of 94's were made. Maybe some of the pre WW1 guns are getting more valuable, as are very early versions.
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Old March 26, 2009, 01:44 PM   #11
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i read somewhere that is would be worth that much or so a few years ago.I don't know how many pre war guns have the top loading,or if all do.I wouldnt sell it,its a great gun,the firing pin looks brand new even though its original,maybe i'll get a special scope mount and take a deer with it,i used a 270 weatherby magnum last year and that was almost too much power,i hear all the stories of tracking deer,and this was my first time out at age 28 and I made 1 front chest shot and it just dropped.
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Old March 26, 2009, 01:46 PM   #12
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if i remember right,his was in the 300,000 ser# range.not bad for being 8,000,000 made now
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Old March 28, 2009, 07:49 AM   #13
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the pic

snapped a pic of it
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Old March 28, 2009, 12:21 PM   #14
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Don't Do It.

If you want a scoped lever-gun, get a Marlin. If I were you I wouldn't be drilling any holes for a scope mount. If you do, it will reduce its value at least a little even if it's well done. Now if you could take a picture of it against a darker background so that it's not under-exposed; and angle the shot a little so as to view the checkering on the hammer and the lettering on the tang; we could get a better drool effect going.
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Old March 29, 2009, 09:01 AM   #15
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pic2

better pic of it
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Old April 2, 2009, 02:02 AM   #16
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I agree with pathfinder entirely. That's a good looking, untouched winchester. Drilling it or altering it in anyway will significantly reduce it's value into the future. My 2 cents.
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Old April 7, 2009, 09:39 AM   #17
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win 94

why would you drill it.I have a mount thats made for the older win.it fits the existing screws.you remove a couple screws and replace with screws supplied.I dont have it on as its a 150 yrd gun.my angle eject is tapped for scope on top.I have both win.
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Old April 16, 2009, 01:28 PM   #18
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Model 94 Winchester

Ninjatoth, Your model 94 Winchester would have to have a serial number below 1,221,XXX to have been made in 1942. Also, if you remove the front stock, the manufacturing year should be stamped under the barrel.
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