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Help with the value of a Rifle, Please.

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Shooting Jack, Sep 20, 2011.

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  1. Shooting Jack

    Shooting Jack Active Member

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    I am looking at a Winchester 1894 30/30 Bat Masterson commentrative rifle that is absolutely gorgeous. The receiver is fully engraved and has silver inlays and barrel strap is also silver. It is in like new condition but does not have the box. I can't find it in my gun blue book or anyplace else. The person is asking $1200.00 for it but I know he will come down some. The best I could tell is was made around 1995. Thanks for your help. Jackie B.
     
  2. Tron

    Tron Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    That price is nuts. They made every commemoration imaginable in the 94' and I would guess it to be around $500.

    JMHO!!!
     
  3. michae lee

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    The only Bat Masterson Winchester commemorative gun made (that I know of) was in 1980. It was a carbine, the serial number range is from BM1-BM8000, There were 8,000 of them manufactured. The gun is worth $795.00 in new condition with the box and papers, UNFIRED! (31st Edition, Blue Book)
     
  4. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    No box no sale , maybe $450. Jeff
     
  5. trim tab

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    Thirty-Second edition does not show Bat Masterson. Lot of Comm. made. Be careful
     
  6. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    The price is out of line. I have had those comm guns from time to time and they are HARD TO SELL. Stay away from it unless you are going to shoot it and hunt with it. IF you are thinking of reselling it down the road, you cna do better with something else. Stay away from any comm gun. Nothing but a pain in the ass.
     
  7. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    What they all said...worth at most half the asking price...put your wallet back and walk away,...fast!
     
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    They are hard to sell- and even harder to sell if it is shot

    If you buy it for 1200 you have already lost 600 dollars unless you shoot it and then you have lost 900 dollars

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  9. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Most of these commemorates are roughly the same value as a comparable vintage std grade gun.
     
  10. Shooting Jack

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    Thanks for your responses. I will steer clear as I felt that was out of line anyway but could not find it in my blue book which is several years old. Jackie B.
     
  11. Mike Battista

    Mike Battista Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    This is from the Blue Book.



    Add to Collection



    - ser. no. range BM1- BM8000.




    View Historic Prices




    Grading

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    Issue Price

    Qty. Made




    $795

    $650

    8,000

    Mike Battista
     
  12. Shooting Jack

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    Thanks everyone. I finally found it in my book too as it is listed in index as commentrative guns not in with the regular 94's. Will pass this one as I don't really want to hurt his feeling and make him an offer. Jackie B.
     
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    One on Gunbroker. $1000 asking and no bids.
     
  14. ljutic73

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    The whole Winchester Commemorative thing was quite a way to lighten our wallets wasn't it? I and my Dad both bought matching sets of Alberta/Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee Win 94 commemorative's back in 1981 for $650 a gun. I know a couple of guys that bought 10 thinking they's cash in when the value spiked. WRONG....then they came back to the gun shop that sold them and bitched they'd been ripped off. We never said they escalate in value but that didn't seem to help. The guns are in .38-55 which I'm told is favored by cowboy action shooters, but there's no market for them in Canada.
     
  15. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Hard to line up things the way you want to on this site, eh Mike?
     
  16. twopipe

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    why does " Blue Book " get to set the price ? What criteria do they use ?
     
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