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What is the approx value of this 94 Winchester?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wjm5806, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. wjm5806

    wjm5806 Member

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    Hey Guys,
    I know there are some folks here who know a lot about different guns...I have a Winchester model 94 made in 1976 that is by all counts never been fired. I have had this in my safe for 10 yrs now and I got it from a good friend who had it for equally as long without ever shooting it. I know they stopped making them for awhile but I think they have started back building them. What would a rifle in this condition be worth? I've been offered $350 for it but I know it has got to be worth more than that.
    Bill

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  2. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    375-400 it is an after 64 model no checkering
     
  3. Shooting Coach

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    The best way to find out what it is worth is to put it on Gunbroker, one penny start, no reserve. You may be disappointed, you may be amazed.

    A fellow who grew up shooting one and wants a minty gun might pay $500 for it.
     
  4. wjm5806

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    Thanks for the link.
    Bill
     
  5. wjm5806

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    I was thinking about doing that Coach.
    Bill
     
  6. jbmi

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    It has a little more value than the later 94's because it does not have the cross bolt safety.
    It'll go fast with the right price, nice gun.
     
  7. DB Bill

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    If you've ever been married to anyone named Kardasian it would be worth a lot more.
     
  8. wjm5806

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    Hmmmm I've been married before but no Kardasian...:(
    thanks jbmi
    Bill
     
  9. wjm5806

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    No sorry it's just a 37yr old 30-30.

    Bill
     
  10. shot410ga

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    $400-500 depending on the buyer.
     
  11. W.P.T.

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    I'll give you $400.00 for it ... Contact me by PM and we can work out the details ( phone, FFL etc ) ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    $400 would be a fair price.In that condition i`ve seen them go for $350 to $450.Nice gun
     
  13. CalvinMD

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    $350 was a realistic offer..putting it up for auction trying to get more, then asking the buyer to cover shipping and ffl xfer will drive the final price into the range where if you're lucky you'll find someone who is wanting one at any price...but don't bet on it...350 for a FTF was fair
     
  14. Shooting Coach

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    As one who currently works in a high volume gun shop that sells mucho hardware, I will stick to my guns and say the gun will bring at least $500 on the 'Broker.

    I shot peep sighted 1894's for 50 years, until I got my Gunsite Scout Rifle. If not for that, $500+ would be a fair price for this minty gun without the stupid safety or the totally unneeded side eject feature.

    Don't get in a hurry, don't be swayed, get the best price and let us know what it went for.
     
  15. wolfram

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    If it was in the typical 'has been hunted with' condition then $350 would be reasonable. But it is in like new condition so $500 would be fair. You can't get one of the limited edition new guns for anywhere near that price. Doesn't sound like you really want to part with it anyway - neither would I.
     
  16. magnumshot

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    For some reason, the current prices are holding high on old lever 94's. Personally, I think it's worth $250 clean or well used. It's a utility gun, meant to be used. The $400 offer you got is very reasonable for what it is IMO. For Pre 64's, $400-450 seems fair in great condition, but people are asking way too much for those too IMO. Prices will not hold high forever, as the market is flooded with them. Interest comes and goes and the prices vary with interest.
     
  17. Shooting Coach

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    I have not seen a single '94, new or used, on a gun rack this year. The market is not flooded by any means. New ones wholesale for upwards of $1K. I don't see them selling many at these prices. This makes the vintage '94 that much more valuable.

    A minty pre-64 will still fetch upwards of $750, unless the buyer is a shark on this site. LOL

    BTW, a good set of peeps on this '94, matched with a .343" front sight with small ivory bead, will surprise you in the woods or on the range.

    I recently sold a similar 1894, used as a camp loaner and backup, with severe blood stains (from harvesting a trainload of venison) for $400. If I still had a pic, the sharks would offer $50 for it.
     
  18. magnumshot

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    Over seven million produced. Where are they? I see about twenty on sale every two months at a local auction hall. There are early and late models, as well as commemoratives. Prices range from $150 to $750 depending on rarity. Last one I bought there was a saddle ring carbine with color cased receiver. The auction price was $150. Interest and availability comes and goes, and so does the hoarding.
     
  19. W.P.T.

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    I actually bought one at a garage sale out here in Arizona, never had a real bullet shot out of it ... Was used for Cowboy shooting and they load rice or something in the shells they use to break balloons ... I gave them the $150 they were asking for it and would buy this one to keep the other one company in the safe ... I have seen them for prices all over the scale from $300 to $1000, the over priced ones just don't sell ... The last gun show at cross roads they had a dozen of them for sale ... I was going to buy one that had been engraved but he sold it for $750.00 and had a deposit on it to hold it ... I had a Model 94 , 32 special when I was a kid and bagged a lot of deer with it ... WPT ... (YAC) ...


    See if Shooting Coach will give you the $1000 he says it worth, I'll bet he won't ...
     
  20. wjm5806

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    I will probably just put it on GB since I'm financing part of my daughter's wedding and trying to get myself a little Clays Cart too.
    All of your comments are enlightening and entertaining to say the least guys. Thank you for your thoughts and comments.
    Honestly $500 isn't going to make or break the bank but when I started looking at the stockpile of shooting irons I have collected just sitting in the safe I have been thinning out the collection.
    Thank you all again,
    Bill