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Win Trapper NIB no CB safety
February 1, 2014
10:55 am
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I picked up a NIB Win 94 in 30-30 at an estate sale recently, and need some info on it. When I had the pre-bid inspection first I noticed there was no cross bolt safety. The box was old and yellowed but had all the correct end label info matching the rifle inside with all the correct papers. The SN # is 485353X so I knew it had to be pre 2000. The rifle is as I expected perfectly as new with no handling marks, no freckling finger marks, or no rust on one side. Looks like it was kept on top of a closet shelf and never opened. I tried to find the year by the SN but don't think it is correct 1981. I don't intend to shoot this as I have many other shooters so besides inflated GB what is a realistic value on this? Thanks Jim, WACO 9178

February 1, 2014
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The serial number indicates that it was manufactured in early 1980, and that it is a true "WINCHESTER" production piece. Olin pulled the plug on manufacturing firearms in late 1980, and sold the New Haven factory to the newly formed U.S. Repeating Arms Co. (USRACo) in early 1981. At that time, the Model 94 serial numbers were in the 5024000 range. USRACo leased the rights to use the trade marked "WINCHESTER" name for a 25-year period (which ended in early 2006). The USRACo continued production of trhe Model 70, Model 94, and Model 1200 (which morphed into the Model 1300).

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February 1, 2014
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Burt: Thanks much, I knew it had to have been the old model, but didn't know about the year of USRACO takeover. I thought the CB safety was added in 84 or 85. So as it being the original "Olen" Winchester, what is a good value and respectable asking price as It is just sitting in the G room still in the box.

February 1, 2014
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I do not follow the values on the post-1963 production Model 94 Carbines that closely, but I suspect that you could realistically get $450 for it in the box.

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February 1, 2014
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Again thanks! Burt, you have always been very helpful to me. I am kinda new to collecting Winchesters, but I have been collecting other C&Rs for over 20 years. If you remember a few months back I had lots of ?s with a M-71 Dlx Carbine, that some bored idiot polished all the finish off down the the white? I just couldn't stand to see that once beautiful old rifle without its proper finish so I researched for who are the best and called many with ? about refinishing a71. The one I selected gave me some great info on M-71's and expressed a deep appreciation of them, so I sent it to a highly recommended custom builder named Doug Mosier who owns Glenrock Blue in Glenrock WY. I hope to have it back in a few months and will post many photos. So Thanks again for all your kind and patient help.

February 1, 2014
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Always learning! I have two of this model. Both are NIB as I bought them brand new. However, even owning them for so many years, I never actually realized they were pre USRA and somehow just assumed otherwise! I just had a look at my file photos and sure enough "Winchester" on each barrel! MySNs are 48107xx and 48698xx. The later one coincidentally has a nicely figured butt stock. Very handy little SRCs! Any info as to just how long this post '63 Trapper model was made?
Thanks for the education!

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