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June 7, 2023 - 6:16 pm
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Hi All,

 

I’m new to the forum and new to Winchester ownership.

I recently acquired a Model 94 30-30 S/N 1712350, which I believe is a 1949 vintage.

I’d love to hear any insight into my gun you folks have.  Is there anything special about it?  How would you rate its condition?  What value would it have on the market?

Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/NXtBYqWVfMeCQGP97 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Hello Nick,

Model 94 S/N 1712350 was manufactured late in the summer of 1950.  The URL you provided to your pictures does not work properly.

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Thanks Bert.  Does this one work for you?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/QA28nztPYHHrHJhC6

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William Upchurch said
Thanks Bert.  Does this one work for you?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/QA28nztPYHHrHJhC6

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Yes, this link does work.

Unfortunately, the pictures show me that the stocks have been checkered after the fact (not Winchester factory work). The graded condition drops significantly as a result of the non-factory alteration, and it significantly affects the value of the gun in the collector market.

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Bert H. said

William Upchurch said

Thanks Bert.  Does this one work for you?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/QA28nztPYHHrHJhC6

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Yes, this link does work.

Unfortunately, the pictures show me that the stocks have been checkered after the fact (not Winchester factory work). The graded condition drops significantly as a result of the non-factory alteration, and it significantly affects the value of the gun in the collector market.

Bert

  

Appreciate the feedback Bert, that’s too bad.  Would you be comfortable putting an approximate value on it?

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Nick,

I suspect that it would sell for approximately $500 in today’s market.

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Unfortunately, the pictures show me that the stocks have been checkered after the fact (not Winchester factory work). The graded condition drops significantly as a result of the non-factory alteration, and it significantly affects the value of the gun in the collector market. 

Nick,  Not every gun buyer is a “collector.”  A late ’94 in average used cond is a hunter’s gun, & any hunter with good sense should appreciate well-executed checkering, original or not, for the simple reason that it improves the handling of any gun.   Place this ’94 & another in the same cond but without the checkering side by side in a gun store; which would you choose at the same price?  Most hunters, I believe, would be willing to pay $100 more for yours.  Which would be a bargain, considering that the cost today for the same checkering would be $300 at least & probably more.  I recently paid $500 for about the same coverage, but that also included refinishing.

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In Maine we have a state-wide classified and many guns like this are sold monthly.  It would sell quickly in the $500-700 range.  Not so quickly at $800 or more, if at all.

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