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94 Winchester - What is with the prices?
June 6, 2013
10:32 pm
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A friend wants to sell his 1957 94 30-30. 95% condition. He wants $600, I thought that was high. I looked on Gunbroker and found they are actually selling for $800-1000, with lots of bids. When did they get that expensive, I did not think late pre-64s were that desireable.

June 7, 2013
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Hello,

The $600 would be a deal if it is truly in 95% condition. Go buy the rifle. Or give him my email address! The rifle will only appreciate in value as time goes on.

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June 7, 2013
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The prices have done nothing but gone up for the high condition pre-1964 Model 94s. $600 is a steal for a 95% condition gun. You might want to take a look at the prices Larry Shennum and I have listed in "The RED BOOK of WINCHESTER Values". What I find more shocking to me, is that there are a lot of people out there that are willing to pay $300 – $400 for a post-1963 production Model 94 😯

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June 7, 2013
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Under rated for years, the M1894’s and M94’s have finally come on to their own. I would advise snapping a few up now as the prices are starting to go up. There are many variations of this model, some cheap and some not so cheap. Deals abound as they made millions of M94’s. Last year at the Reno show, I was looking for a shortwood pre 64 for a filler in my collection. Prices for nice ones exceeded $800+ so I passed. On the last day of the show, just as it was closing, my table partner directed me to an absolutely drippy mint, 1960 vintage M94 shortwood he had spotted. After some negotiation, I bought this beautiful 30-30 carbine for $750. That left me with $50 to get home on. The 30-30 and 32 WS carbines and rifles are fairly cheap. When you get into the 38-55, 32-40, and 25-35, the prices sharply increase. I just bought a pretty nice 25-35 Flatband for $1,600, and I think that was pretty much a steal. Yep, buy em now or you will be sorry later. Big Larry

June 7, 2013
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Darn! Now the secret is out! I have been hoarding them for some years now. Got about 25 stashed away. I believe they will only go up in value. I sell nice ones on GB now and then. Sometimes they go into the $1500 range and over. One went for $1700. Some only to $1200’ish. They have to be near mint to get that high and also have a bit of bidding war going on. Good average 85% guns only get to $600 or less.

June 7, 2013
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I guess these pre-64s are just catching up. All it takes is YEARS. When I was actively collecting Winchesters most pre-64s were too modern. I never even bought a post-war Winchester at any price. Latest one I owned was a 1930 carbine that I still use as my saddle gun. I figured it was made too late to be collectable.

June 7, 2013
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Try to keep in mind that all of the the Pre-1964 Winchester Model 94s are now 50-years old, and they are not getting more common with time.

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