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I just ran across a model 94 Winchester 30-30 that was manufactured in 1968. This gun is in 98% condition and does not look like it has been fired much if at all. There is no box or paperwork. I have two questions: Do you feel the price of 350.00 is a good price and do you feel these Winchesters(even though they are not pre 64) will continue to rise since they still do not have cross bolt safety or tang safety? Also the butt plate on this one does not have Winchester on it. It appears to be metal but is not marked Winchester. Is this correct? Thanks!

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Gunny,

In the condition you describe, the asking price is reasonable.

I can not say with any surety what will happen to the value in the future, but I suspect that the value of a post-1963 production Model 94 is not going to increase by any significant amount in the coming years.

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Its already worth more around here then the asking price. A carbine as you describe would be advertised and sold for at least $400 if not $450 on any of the local or regional discussion groups. Or other online classifieds.

They are being bought as shooters not collectables and as such you have to compare them to what a new lever action 30-30 might sell for.

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That’s a fair price. For a gun that will have better appreciation potential, I would suggest a pre 64 model 94. While you probably won’t find one in 98% condition for $350, there are some decent condition guns available in that price range. I think those would serve you better from an investment standpoint and you could use them without worrying too much about hurting their value.

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I agree with SB, if you’re looking for a shooter. I have a ’94 SRC made in 1930 that I shoot. It’s been my saddle gun for almost 50 years. It’s been dropped and rained on, and has no finish left on the receiver, but I love it. Wouldn’t trade it even for a brand new post-63 Winchester.

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I appreciate the replies. I have a couple pre 64 winchesters and I know they are the best. Does anyone else ever just have a hard time passing up an old Winchester even if it is a 1968? I see it and its in great condition and it is hard to pass up. I know Im better served to keep looking and be patient. Thanks for the input!

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When I find mint condition Winchesters from the 70s at good prices I buy them. I have friends and relatives that are looking for a Winchester for hunting or just to have. I have given them as gifts. They may never fire them or take them out to hunt but they do smile.

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Last year I bought a drippy mint 1960, 30-30, M94 for $750. I bought it as I needed a short wood for my collection. I thought it to be a good deal, so I bought it. Big Larry

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I stopped back by the pawn shop today and he is down to $300.00 plus a box of ammo. He does not have the gun out anymore as the store is closing. This sounds like his final offer.

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98% with a box of ammo for $300. How can you go wrong.

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Just found a model 94 pre 64 30-30 in 98% that has never been fired. No box, for $550.00. Looks like I will pass on the one from 1968 and get this one. Thanks for everyones input.

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gunnyhwy3 said
Just found a model 94 pre 64 30-30 in 98% that has never been fired. No box, for $550.00. Looks like I will pass on the one from 1968 and get this one. Thanks for everyones input.

That is a much much better choice and buy 8)

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Those are beautiful guns. I have always liked the trigger guards. I do not have one yet but maybe that will be next on my list. Take care.

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gunnyhwy3 said
Also the butt plate on this one does not have Winchester on it. It appears to be metal but is not marked Winchester. Is this correct? Thanks!

I just acquired a 94 from 1950 and it has the same described butt plate. Is this correct?

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Chris,

Starting in the year 1946, Winchester used a flat checkered steel butt plate with no markings on it.

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