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Model 1894 made in 1964,serial # 2721474, new in box
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I understand the post 64 model 94’s began at serial number 2,700,000. My rifle has a real light frosted blue finish on the receiver. Is this the way they made the first post 64 rifles?I have pictures.

 

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I don’t believe the blue on your gun came that way from the factory.

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I understand the post 64 model 94’s began at serial number 2,700,000. My rifle has a real light frosted blue finish on the receiver. Is this the way they made the first post 64 rifles?I have pictures.

 

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Post-63 Model 94 serial numbers begin with 2700000.  A pre-64 Model 94 is good, and a post-63 is not so good.  Your Post-63 Model 94 has been refinished.

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Thank you for the reply. So my rifle is a post 1963 not a post 1964? It looks unfired,I wander what I could sell it for being the receiver has been refinished? I bought it at an auction originally not knowing it has been refinished.

 

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Thank you for the reply. So my rifle is a post 1963 not a post 1964? It looks unfired,I wander what I could sell it for being the receiver has been refinished? I bought it at an auction originally not knowing it has been refinished.

 
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Bill,

Winchesters are either “pre-64”, or they are “post-63”.  When people state “pre-64” or “post-64”, they are mistakenly omitting the year 1964.

There is no such thing a an “unfired” Winchester.  All Winchester firearms have been fired with a Proof load (which earns them the superposed “WP” stamp on the top of the frame ring & barrel), and then they were fired an additional 6-8 times to set the sights.  The people who claim to have an “unfired” Winchester are simply ignorant of the facts.

In regards to the value, I would not expect it to be anything greater than approximately $250.

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The Nebraska Centennial Commemorative had a matte blue finish and I recall reading of another commemorative that had a frosted blue finish but I can’t recall which. Is billybob’s rifle a commemorative?

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The Nebraska Centennial Commemorative had a matte blue finish and I recall reading of another commemorative that had a frosted blue finish but I can’t recall which. Is billybob’s rifle a commemorative?  

No, it is not a commemorative.  The only Model 94 commemorative manufactured in the year 1964 was the Wyoming Diamond Jubilee Carbine, S/Ns 1 – 1,500, and they had a case hardened & rolled engraved receiver frame.  Further, nearly all of the many & various Model 94 commemorative issues were serial numbered in their own unique S/N range.  The gun in question has a standard S/N on it.

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