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Old January 23, 2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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Model 94 value?

Hello and thanks for your interest. I just picked up a mode 94 that dates to 1969. Reciever and barrel are near flawless and the action looks like its hasnt been cycled much as it shows almost zero wear. The furniture appears to have had an extra coat of varnish applied (I plan to correct this) but has no visible scaring or nicks. Best guess is that it sat in someones gun case for years. Barrel is 20 inches. Any info is helpful. Thanks.
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Old January 24, 2013, 12:14 PM   #2
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Most standard 1964-70 post-64 M94 Carbines usually trade hands for a max of about $350 +/-, much less as the condition lessens.

In 1971, Winchester responded to the myriad complaints regarding the stamped steel/sheet metal post-64 lifter/carrier, roll pins in the action, etc, and started issuing M94's with a solid/cast lifter that resembled the pre-64 solid/machined lifter, and replaced some of the hollow roll pins with solid pins.

Take care to keep your Carbine's receiver waxed/lubed outside, since if what appears to be bluing (it isn't) wears, there's no easy refinish that'll look issue.

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Old January 24, 2013, 12:24 PM   #3
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They seem to be going for $450-550 on Guns America and Gun broker:

That seems a little high I bet closer to $400 for a post 64 is about right.
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Old January 24, 2013, 01:01 PM   #4
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IMHO, GA (a "for sale" & not an auction site) isn't exactly a good barometer of value, since the rifles haven't actually been sold for that high price (yet).

FWIW, unsold "prices", or (in auctions) an unbid or "opening bid" dollar amount are only what a hopefull seller thinks they would like to sell whatever for.

Anyone would be better served to surf only sold/closed gun auctions, for another identical item in like condition, to find out how much John Q.Public's been actually willing to pay recently, to ascertain a true value.

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Old January 26, 2013, 02:55 PM   #5
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I agree - $400-450 is high for any in that 64-70 range just about regardless of how good condition, and at least a bit even up into the mid 70's period for many of them although as a general statement they do improve the later 70s you go. My pair of 79-80 finally paired the aforementioned post 70 mechanical improvements with what appears to be better-yet plating/finish on the receiver and wood befitting a true Winchester again.

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Old January 26, 2013, 03:35 PM   #6
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Many, I dare say most, folk are way behind the times when it comes to 94 value to the general public. They're kinda like Mini-14's in a way. Many just can't understand paying more than $350 for em and when they see em going for more than that they just think it's some rare occurence.

Anything below $400 is almost a steel in todays market. $500 is far from unheard of.
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