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1923 Winchester model 94 .30 WCF 30-30 value?
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Harold Borland
May 29, 2023 - 1:03 am

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I inherited my father’s Win model 94 30-30 with saddle ring. He owned the rifle when I was born which was over 77 years ago. He shot quite a few whitetail deer with this rifle. It’s S/N is 739787 which puts it as a 1923 (100 years old). It is in good condition and the bore is clean. Dad was a competition shooter with the Ohio National Guard, so while I never learned to shoot like he could I did learn how to properly clean and keep a firearm. I have been offered $ 1,500 for it but I think that might be a couple of hundred low. I am interested in your opinions.

Thanks.

 

 

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May 29, 2023 - 1:29 am

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Hello Harold,

Per the original Winchester factory records, Model 1894 S/N 739787 was manufactured in mid February 1915 (108-years old).  

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May 29, 2023 - 6:47 pm

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I couldn’t bring myself to sell any of the family guns I have.  Pass it down to someone who will take care of it, shoot it occasionally and keep it in the family.

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May 29, 2023 - 11:11 pm

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Chuck said
I couldn’t bring myself to sell any of the family guns I have.  Pass it down to someone who will take care of it, shoot it occasionally and keep it in the family.

  

Lucky man, I’m a bachelor and my siblings and extended family members have no interest in my collection other than the monetary value. I’ve already passed the heirlooms along with disappointing results. I’ll just have to shoot them all I can and some of whatever’s left will probably be donated to a couple of museums for display or sold to support museum operations. I’m OK with that, a large portion of my collection came from estates. We’re just the temporary custodians. I support the OP’s desire to sell it to a collector, we’ve all benefited from similar transactions, hopefully he’ll get a chance to tell the buyer about his Dad.

 

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May 30, 2023 - 3:23 am

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TXGunNut said Lucky man, I’m a bachelor and my siblings and extended family members have no interest in my collection other than the monetary value.
  

We’re sailing in the same boat.  (Except I have no siblings.)  And Chuck forgets that the public school-indoctrinated offspring of many lifelong gun-lovers now drive cars with Biden bumper-stickers on them.

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May 30, 2023 - 4:23 pm

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Mike and Clarence.

I’ve thought about this a lot.  It isn’t the easiest thing to figure out.  My one sister let her husband trade away the guns our father left her.  The other sister has a grandson that may like to have some of the guns.  His father is a gun person.  One of my 2 brothers has grandsons.  I know my brother would like to have the guns.  My daughter has told me she would like a couple.  I also have a gun and related items that came from my grandfather but were not really family guns.  I’ve thought of contacting a family member of the family the gun came from. If I can find one to see if anyone would like the stuff. The City where I live has a small museum that may want some of the non gun items?  Same for some Indian artifacts I have from the family farm and a ranch where my grandfather was the foreman. The monetary value of these items is not much but I know exactly where they came from.  Most artifacts out there no one really knows the exact spot they came out of the ground.  These could be donated to the local museums. I have a gun that a museum in Texas would love to have since they have a huge amount of stuff already from the original owner of this gun. All non family items will be sold. I’m totally aware of what museums do with their inventories. 

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May 30, 2023 - 5:21 pm

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clarence said

TXGunNut said Lucky man, I’m a bachelor and my siblings and extended family members have no interest in my collection other than the monetary value.

  

We’re sailing in the same boat.  (Except I have no siblings.)  And Chuck forgets that the public school-indoctrinated offspring of many lifelong gun-lovers now drive cars with Biden bumper-stickers on them.

  

Clarence, I couldn’t agree more.

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