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Old October 15, 2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Winchester Model 94 30-30

Can you help?
My father-in-law is looking to sell his prize possession.
His model 94, 30-30. It looks to be in very good condition. Limited wear on finish(blue) and stock is near perfect. He says it's a "Pre 64", sn#32359XX. He is the original owner and says he probably only put about 15 rounds through it.
Any idea what ist's worth and any suggestions as to the best way to sell it?
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old October 15, 2012, 10:38 AM   #2
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Old October 15, 2012, 10:42 AM   #3
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1969 manf date

http://www.savage99.com/winchester1894_dates.htm

You can often get some general idea on current pricing by checking out Gunbroker.com and gunsamerica.com. They often tend to the high side, though.
Private party versus sale at a gunshop that needs to make a profit reselling it will differ.
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Old October 15, 2012, 10:50 AM   #4
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Keep it.....heres a 1951 # 17309** came from my grandfather,down the line to me, one day it will go to my son.....
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Old October 15, 2012, 10:56 AM   #5
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He needs to sell it to cover medical expenses. We're trying the best we can to cover him but its tough.
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Old October 15, 2012, 11:33 AM   #6
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Gotcha....sorry to hear that....i would check out gun broker or guns of america for prices, they are on the high side as someone else already said... places to list would be the above www.gunbroker.com ,, www.gunsofamerica.com ,, www.armslist.com ,, www.outdoorstrader.com ,, TFL also has a for sale section.... best of luck to you and family
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Old October 15, 2012, 11:57 AM   #7
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Check your local and state laws and, if okay, you might do much better for him by having a local area auction with the reasons for the auction declared.

If you live in a rights-restrictive state, well, never mind.

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Old October 15, 2012, 01:36 PM   #8
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$350-$400 is about average for a post 64 Win 94 in that condition.
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Old October 15, 2012, 02:55 PM   #9
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i just picked up a 94 that was made in 79. i paid 200 and its in really nice condition.
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Old October 15, 2012, 03:28 PM   #10
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$350-$400 is about average for a post 64 Win 94 in that condition.
Concur. $350 is about the most a post-64 rifle in that condition would go for here in Virginia as well. These rifles are quite common here on the east coast.
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Old October 15, 2012, 04:06 PM   #11
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$350-$400 is about average for a post 64 Win 94 in that condition.
agreed. It still boggles my mind why there are so many of these rifles listed on GB with overstated prices.

now, the pre-64 on the other hand, could fetch a good dollar amount
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Old October 15, 2012, 04:32 PM   #12
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Guns made after 1963 start at SN 2,700,000. Anything lower than that is pre-64. The prices quoted seem about right to me.

But prices are hard to predict and if you find the right buyer I wouldn't be surprised if someone paid $500+. Winchester hasn't made any USA made 94's in a while and people still want them. A lot of guys are holding on to theirs and prices are inching up. I wouldn't be interested in one at much over $300, but many others might.
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Old October 15, 2012, 10:53 PM   #13
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A great market to buy in

With the prices stated above, all I can say is this...that's a lot of gun for very little money..and a good one at that Love my Winchesters.
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Old October 16, 2012, 08:44 PM   #14
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The earlier Post 64s generally have a lower pricing than later. By 1979, just a few years before the change over to USRAC in 1981, Winchester had finally made significant progress to improve the quality of fit finish and some specific parts that had suffered in the prior decade-plus. Consistency was still at times spotty and some will take issue with their particular gun, but more quality guns were being turned out--and you'll find a higher percentage of better guns from that later period that came much closer to the vaunted Pre 64s. In some markets, the price difference isn't that pronounced as the above is somewhat of a well kept secret, and you'll find some "finds" like the post above. Elsewhere, the more knowledgeable buyers will usually look--and pay at least a bit more--for one of these later guns.
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