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Old 05-03-2009, 11:22 AM   #1
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Default Winchester 30-30 model 94 value?

I kind of inherited a 1972 Model 94 Winchester 30-30 and am wondering the current street value? The gun itself is in excellent condition and has had very few rounds fired through it. The only thing that I feel decreases its value is that a DL # has been engraved into the bottom of the gun next to the lever assembly. If it weren't for the engraving the gun would be at least 98%. What do you think would be a fair value for this model 94?

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Old 05-03-2009, 12:36 PM   #2
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Baltz will probably be on here and be able to give you a Blue Book value.

However generally speaking the "desirable" vintage Winchesters are those made "Pre-'64".

What happened was that Winchester went through major changes starting with their 1964 production guns.

This meant major design changes for their much beloved Model 70 dropping several popular models, and also changing and "cheapening up" the Model 94 (such as using steels that required special chemical treatments to become "blued", but could not be reblued )

These changes settled with general disfavor amongst Winchester fans and it took Winchester a long time to win them back.

The Model 94 that you have falls into this latter batch and its current value is less than a brand new one and with the engraved driver's license number on it devalued even more.

Maybe Baltz will be around shortly and give you some numbers.

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Old 05-03-2009, 12:56 PM   #3
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Baltz will probably be on here and be able to give you a Blue Book value.

However generally speaking the "desirable" vintage Winchesters are those made "Pre-'64".

What happened was that Winchester went through major changes starting with their 1964 production guns.

This meant major design changes for their much beloved Model 70 dropping several popular models, and also changing and "cheapening up" the Model 94 (such as using steels that required special chemical treatments to become "blued", but could not be reblued )

These changes settled with general disfavor amongst Winchester fans and it took Winchester a long time to win them back.

The Model 94 that you have falls into this latter batch and its current value is less than a brand new one and with the engraved driver's license number on it devalued even more.

Maybe Baltz will be around shortly and give you some numbers.

I am aware of these pitfalls, and do not believe the gun is worth much more then $3-400 dollars at most. I am just trying to get a ball park value as it's worth, as I have co-workers interested in purchasing it from me. I personally already own a few pre 64 winchester's and will not part with them!
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:04 PM   #4
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I bought a '94 with scope and offset mounts about two years ago and paid $175.
I also bought one without a scope about twelve years ago for $100.
Both of these rifles had been hunted and had the scuffs and scratches expected from hunting in heavy brush.
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I am aware of these pitfalls, and do not believe the gun is worth much more then $3-400 dollars at most. I am just trying to get a ball park value as it's worth, as I have co-workers interested in purchasing it from me. I personally already own a few pre 64 winchester's and will not part with them!
Hehe, well glad on that...

Oh, and be sure to Hold Onto your 'Pre-64s, (I know you know) you'll be glad you did!

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about $250
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:24 PM   #7
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Agreed $250 is probably close you could check on gunbroker.com just remember the nice folks at Winchester only made something over 5 million '94s.
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:26 PM   #8
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Wow! If $250 is the going rate then I have killed a dozen or so deer and the gun I bought at 13 for $150 has gone up in value.

I think the moral of the story is I need to buy more guns.
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Wow! If $250 is the going rate then I have killed a dozen or so deer and the gun I bought at 13 for $150 has gone up in value.

I think the moral of the story is I need to buy more guns.
Well yes, but then Pre-'64s used to go for ~$70, and they were cheaper yet the further back you go!

I once bought a Winchester Model '92 Carbine in ~90% condition for $125. Now I wish I'd bought a truckload of them.



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Well yes, but then Pre-'64s used to go for ~$70, and they were cheaper yet the further back you go!

I once bought a Winchester Model '92 Carbine in ~90% condition for $125. Now I wish I'd bought a truckload of them.



When I was in high school in the '50s, the new price on a '94 was $35.
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:04 PM   #11
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Just for info, I bought a Winchester 94 Antique, Engraved with brass saddle ring brand new in 1971. The price was $ 69. Wished I still had it.
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