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Anyone advise if WACA had a trapper designated by winchester or sold as a door prize at a show? This box is stamped with the words WACA. 

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Inclined to believe that “WACA” refers to some other entity. 

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clarence said
Inclined to believe that “WACA” refers to some other entity. 

  

It does not refer to some other entity.  WACA had a batch of them made up for sale to members, but I do not remember exactly what year it was.

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Thanks Bert. I was going to say that would be quite a coincidence for something else to have the same four letters and somehow Winchester related. That serial is 1980 per Winchester company lookup. 

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Here’s another example. I’ve run into these at gun shows before. 

Winchester WACA M94 Trapper Carbine… for sale at Gunsamerica.com: 912193956

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As it turns out, WACA has had several different production runs manufactured over the past many years – Winchester Commemoratives | Winchester Collector

I believe that the Trapper that Rick is referring to was in the 1981 production run.

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Bert’s correct, as I’d expect…I have one..DOM 1981 and they were serial numbered, followed by WACA membership number. Mine is 4988107-304  16” round bbl, full mag, butt stock stamped ‘W.A.C.A.’, Rcvr engraved with #WACA logo 30-30 and sold originally for $249.50 on 12/8/81 …I have the receipt from Costa Mesa…

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pdog72 said
Here’s another example. I’ve run into these at gun shows before. 

Winchester WACA M94 Trapper Carbine… for sale at Gunsamerica.com: 912193956

  

That one belonged to an early WACA member, #181…because it was sold specifically to a WACA member so it makes me wonder if this was an estate thing…always disappointed to see it happen when any legacy Winchester, no matter the age/value, “leaves home” but life goes on..

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Bert H. said
As it turns out, WACA has had several different production runs manufactured over the past many years – Winchester Commemoratives | Winchester Collector

I believe that the Trapper that Rick is referring to was in the 1981 production run.

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1986 WACA Winchester/Colt 100 22 $2,695.00
         
1987 WACA Trapper 45 Colt 250 250 $329.00
         
1992 WACA 7/30 Waters 250 250 $695.00
1994 WACA Limited Edition Centennial 250 250 $690.00
1998 WACA 9422 500 500 $695.00
         
         
         
         
         
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1981 WACA 30-30 Trapper 130 130 $250.00
       

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Only 22 produced of the WACA 1986 Winchester/Colt guns and 130 WACA Trappers. Those are scarce numbers imo!

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If you’ll pardon a beginner question from a new member…. Does Winchester, or more accurately Browning still do WACA production currently? 

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Joseph Barrett said
If you’ll pardon a beginner question from a new member…. Does Winchester, or more accurately Browning still do WACA production currently? 

  

No they do not.

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