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Just talk about 94 production numbers and late model Trappers
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September 10, 2015 - 2:15 am
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1) Was looking at Model 94 yearly production dates and was wondering how much this effects asking price to most collectors? Yearly production numbers certainly jump all over the place, but other than the really rare guns is it a factor to add dollar value?

For example you need to decide between a 1941 & 1942 model 94 both in the same condition– do production numbers matter to you?


2) Recently picked up a 1980 30-30 trapper just for fun and noticed the prices have been climbing pretty steadily, has anyone done any research on the late 70’s/ early 80’s trappers? Anyone have a feel for Trapper production dates in these late produced guns?


just curious


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My answer/preference to question #1 would be no difference between those dates, but overall I would prefer earlier 1900’s Trappers ( and caliber offerings ).

I have 2 1918’s and one 1929. I would prefer to have pre-1899’s, but that becomes an economic and rarity issue.

On question #2, I have no knowledge or preference in that era. I just haven’t followed them.

I’m sure many more folks with much more knowledge of your questions will jump in.

Good Luck,


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The specific year of manufacture within the same time period has no effect on the value. With that stated, there are specific time periods that the values are different;

1. Pre-1899 (Antique)
2. 1899 – 1919 (still marked “Model 1894”)
3. 1920 – 1942 (Model 94 pre-WW II)
4. 1945 – 1963 (Post-WW II, pre-1964)

I do not follow the late (post-1963) production Model 94s, especially those manufactured after 1980 by the U.S. Repeating Arms Co.


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