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Need help with valuing my late husband's guns
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April 1, 2016 - 5:19 pm
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I have a Calgary Stampede Commemorative Winchester, an Alberta Jubilee Commemorative Winchester and a Saskatchewan Jubilee Commemorative Winchester. The Calgary Stampede Special is in a wooden box. The other two rifles have a box of ammunition with the Alberta and Saskatchewan logos.

I am trying to get an idea of the value of these guns as someone is interested in buying them, but I have no idea of the value. The Calgary Stampede gun, I don’t believe was ever registered with Winchester, but have found out that they don,t even have the record of registrations dating back to the year of manufacture which is 1981 for all three of these rifles.

Could someone please help me, wither with the information or where I could get the information from?


Thank you


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April 1, 2016 - 9:18 pm
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Hi Ruth,

I don’t know a lot about the commemorative rifles, but I do know that commemorative ammo is getting crazy pricey.  I bought a couple boxes of the Alberta Diamond Jubilee ammo a couple years ago really cheap and shot 6 rounds out of one box.  Then I found out what this stuff is selling for and I’ve been kicking myself.  See links below to the most recent Ward’s Auction.




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The guns if unfired and with original box are worth at least $1000 each for desirable issues like those The Calgary Stampede will be worth more depending on what edition it is

but can’t believe the ammo prices. I have bought plenty cheap and shot a fair bit,in all the 94 Cals then offered

At one time Commem. ammo was often cheaper than the regular boxed issue  ,in the 80’s around $10 box of 20

but still have a few boxes including both shown in the links

Info available on the net 

including Commemerative link on Home page of this WACA site 



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Maybe this will help. This information came from the 35th edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values. These are New in the Box prices.

Calgary  $1800.00   1000 made

Alberta  $1000.00    2700 made

Saskatchewan  $1000.00  2700 made  

Sorry for your loss.

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  Ruth    I have collected Winchester commemoratives for a long time now. For what it’s worth here is My opinion of value. First of this would depend on whether You are in Canada or the U.S. I will talk in Canadian dollars, and presume these guns are unfired and in the original boxes with no marks on the guns, and with all the paperwork etc. The Calgary Stampede should bring $1,800.00 – $2,000.00. These are beautiful little guns and in My opinion undervalued. The Alberta and Saskatchewan should bring $900.00 – $1,100.00 ea if they are ser# between 301 and 3,000, the first 300 were cased deluxe guns and worth considerably more. They would bring a premium of about $200.00 ea if they have corresponding ser#,s and sold as a set, i.e ALT823 & SASK823 even more if the Stampede has a corresponding ser# CS823. These guns tend to bring a little more in western Canada, understandably so. Most commemorative collectors would want to “bundle” these guns and would expect a price concession in doing so. Good luck. My condolences,     Henry

W.A.C.A. life member, Marlin Collectors Assn. charter and life member, C,S.S.A. member and general gun nut.

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