The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Art of the Rifle: General

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old October 19, 2011, 07:50 PM   #1
kst8fan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 22, 2011
Location: WILDCAT COUNTRY!!
Posts: 183
Winchester Canadian Centennial 30-30

Found this rifle at a local gun shop. I have been in the market for a lever action, preferably one that was made years ago when they were made right. I believe this gun is a 1967. The price tag is $600 firm and I was wondering if it was worth buying. Anyone know what the value is on this gun? Needing some info as I know nothing about this gun. I believe it's a Model 94 Winchester. Should also mention the tag on it says "Unfired".
__________________
K............S............U.............WILDCATS!!!!!!!!!
kst8fan is offline  
Old October 19, 2011, 07:57 PM   #2
Jim Watson
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 25, 2001
Location: Alabama
Posts: 11,380
The Canadian Centennial was made in 1967 as you have identified.
The fine old all-milled guns were made prior to 1964.
Winchester started putting some quality back in in 1968.
The Canadian Centennial and a lot of those other gaudy commemoratives were built on the most cheapened version of the 94 action.
That said, a friend had one that shot like a champ and he didn't mind the stamped lifter and other cost cutters. Apparently they did not cut corners on barrel quality. I don't know about $600 but prices are up all over.
Jim Watson is offline  
Old October 19, 2011, 11:29 PM   #3
OJ
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 25, 1998
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, USA
Posts: 1,570






It's one of my favorites - if it had been used I'd say that was a little pricey but unfired - guess I'd have to see it but even then, I'd say but it. Lever guns are my favorite action - it's drilled/tapped for the Williams FP94/36 aperture rear sight meaning all you need to do is remove the two screws and install the sight - it does require a little taller front sight, though - I use the Williams white stripe one -



I'd say - go for it - it's not pre-64 but that's minor for me - they came with octagonal barrels - 20" and 26" long - the better choice - for me, at least is the shorter barrel but they're both good.
__________________
OJ -
SEMPER FI -
DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY
NRA ENDOWMENT LIFE MEMBER
OJ 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 04:23 AM.


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 0.05984 seconds with 7 queries