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Old November 28, 2010, 05:44 PM   #1
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Sears Model 54 30-30 Winchester

A person wants to sell me a Sears Roebuck & Co. Lever Action Mod.54 30-30 Winchester. Mod. No. 273.810. I know nothing about the rifle except it looks in fair shape. I am going to see it in person tonight but know nothing about this rifle except it looks exactly like a Winchester model 94 Anyone know anything about the rifle? He is asking $250.00 for it. Thanks! Ken
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Old November 28, 2010, 07:07 PM   #2
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"Fair shape"
It's still a Winchester Model 1894 for $250.. I'd buy it without hesitation
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Old November 28, 2010, 09:44 PM   #3
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I bought one in June for $100 - I could have had it for $75, but that's another story altogether. It seems to shoot just fine.
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Old November 28, 2010, 10:11 PM   #4
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Sears model 54 30-30 Winchester

I went to see the rifle tonight. It was in good condition except the receiver was missing most of its blueing, but the rest of the rifle was decent. It was drilled out on the side with 4 holes for a scope but it was a Model 94 clone with a steel butt plate.) The serial number was 167XX so it was old but I don't know how old. Can anyone tell me? I offered $125.00 and he said he wanted to see if anyone else who didn't know so much about the gun would pay him more! Was I a fool for not paying him $250.00 for the rifle? I need some thoughts! Thanks! Ken

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Old November 28, 2010, 10:16 PM   #5
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you did right by holding out. I own one, and it is a fine rifle, but it is a sears rifle, not a winchester. They do not carry close to the value of a real winchester, even though they are made by winchester. Winchester did not make an exact clone of the 94, the parts are not all interchangable.
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Old November 28, 2010, 10:20 PM   #6
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It was drilled out on the side with 4 holes for a scope
The holes are supposed to be there. These things have enough holes in the receiver that they look like Swiss cheese! Go to google images and search, you won't find one that doesn't have them.
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Old November 29, 2010, 12:09 AM   #7
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What parts aren't interchangeable between the two?
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Old November 29, 2010, 03:31 PM   #8
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I thought I'd dig mine out and take a pic of the left side of the receiver - twelve screws. I thought they had to be done by someone else too, but they're all factory.

I've tried to get $250 out of this one a couple times, but no takers so far.

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Old November 29, 2010, 05:59 PM   #9
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Sears model 54 30-30 Winchester

Jbar4ranch: Thats the rifle exactly! Yes, its got all those holes! I'm suprised. Most of the Winchesters I've seen have only 2 extra holes for a Peep sight. I had a beautiful 1956 Winchester 94 that I sold that was positively drilled by the owner not factory with 4 holes. Is there any quick way to determine the age of the rifle? serial # 167XX The receiver is in nice shape and the rest of the rifle is good. About 80% or better. Ken
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Old November 29, 2010, 06:01 PM   #10
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In my data base, I have noted, "Probably made between 1966 and 1972", but I don't remember where I got the info.
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Old November 29, 2010, 07:35 PM   #11
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Thanks for the information. Now I have to decide if I should offer more than $125.00 for the rifle! The seller was asking $250.00 which IMO is way too much! Ken
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Old November 29, 2010, 08:40 PM   #12
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One thing you have to know is the steel Winchester used in some of the 94's would not take bluing. And some that can be blued must be done by a very knowledgable gunsmith other wise they come out in shades of purple.
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Old November 30, 2010, 08:07 PM   #13
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the parts are not interchangable because winchester made it that way. I found it out when my ejector broke. the winchester part was too big, and when i looked further, i found the winchester extractor was larger too.
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