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1953 model 94 engraved
April 30, 2021
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I’d listen to what these guys have to say. They have told me all kinds of things I didn’t want to hear, but I haven’t taken offence because I’m learning things I didn’t know before, and this is about the only place that you can find advanced Winchester collectors that will share their lifetime of knowledge with you.

As to the gun pictured above, several some ones must have wanted it pretty badly and had a bidding war.  In my opinion, the engraving is mediocre at best and the raised relief carving on the stock should be considered awful. Overall, a very amateurish attempt at decoration.  After market decoration will generally devalue just about all guns, unless it has been executed by a well known and very talented carver and engraver.  

April 30, 2021
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I don’t really have a problem with a honest guy that doesn’t know guns well or even the honest ones that do but says gun is unfired.  What he often means is that it is such great shape it looks like it is unfired.  It is only the gun dealers that I worry about.

April 30, 2021
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Chuck said
I don’t really have a problem with a honest guy that doesn’t know guns well or even the honest ones that do but says gun is unfired.  What he often means is that it is such great shape it looks like it is unfired.  It is only the gun dealers that I worry about.  

It’s just the manufactured hype that sometimes gets to me.  I know it shouldn’t.  However, I’ve been noting how much getting older and crankiness seem to go hand in hand.  The list of things that annoy me seems to grow every day 😉

April 30, 2021
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steve004 said
 I’ve been noting how much getting older and crankiness seem to go hand in hand.  The list of things that annoy me seems to grow every day 😉  

I have a 10 year jump on you in the grouchiness department, believe me.  My daughter reminded me of that last night. 

April 30, 2021
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Chuck said

I have a 10 year jump on you in the grouchiness department, believe me.  My daughter reminded me of that last night.   

You’re not giving me much hope for the whatever version of me there will be 10 years from now.  Although I suppose if there is any version at all, that’s a bonus.

May 1, 2021
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Here are some pictures of the gun in question.  I believe there is some value to this gun.

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I would agree there is value to this carbine.  I’m sure there is a market for it.  Not everyone who buys a gun is a picky collector.  In fact, even for me, I wouldn’t say the carbine has no appeal. It’s just that Winchesters that are all original have more appeal to me.  It should be no surprise that as this is a collector site, most here place the factor of originality on the very top.  Our primary interest and focus is discussing vintage pieces that have not been altered.  

May 1, 2021
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I am no expert in engraved and carved guns, but that gun looks very nicely done. Sure it’s no longer factory original, but I believe the owner has something to be proud of.

Al

May 1, 2021
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I like it.

May 1, 2021
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They engraving  is much better on this one. The lack of poorly executed raised relief carving helps too. 

May 1, 2021
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Very Tastefully  Done!

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