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Winchester 94 carbine 25-35. Friend needs advice
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A friend of mine texted me pictures of a ’94 SRC that he is interested in buying. Unfortunately, the pics did not include the serial number, but he did say the bore was good and that it had a shotgun butt.  I’m hardly the expert you folks are…… 🙂 to me the metal finish looks original, but the butt stock finish concerns me. I looks a bit rough around the upper tang, and appears to have been sanded and refinished. Also, I see several buggered screw heads.  Obviously the rear sight is missing, but the tang sight appears “period correct” – but that is a guess because I don’t know the year it was made.

The gun store wants $1,699 for it, which seems a bit high for the condition.

What do you folks think about condition and price?

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The metal appears to have been refinished.   Note the flatten guide screw in the photo of the left side.  Hard to put a value based on those photos but 1699 seems too high

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John,

The receiver frame has positively been buffed, polished, & reblued.

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sb said
The metal appears to have been refinished.   Note the flatten guide screw in the photo of the left side.  Hard to put a value based on those photos but 1699 seems too high

  

I see the flat screw now – thanks for pointing that out.

Bert – if you don’t mind my asking – what are the “tells” you’re seeing?

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John D. said

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The metal appears to have been refinished.   Note the flatten guide screw in the photo of the left side.  Hard to put a value based on those photos but 1699 seems too high

  

I see the flat screw now – thanks for pointing that out.

Bert – if you don’t mind my asking – what are the “tells” you’re seeing?

  

The exact same thing that SB observed.

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This picture may help you see what the others are explaining. This is my 25-35 SRC made in 1911. Take note of the wood to metal fit also. 

It cost a fair bit more than your $1,699 USD, but you pay for high condition original Winchesters. 20231107_122409-1.jpgImage Enlarger

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Aussie Chris said
This picture may help you see what the others are explaining. This is my 25-35 SRC made in 1911. Take note of the wood to metal fit also. 

It cost a fair bit more than your $1,699 USD, but you pay for high condition original Winchesters. 20231107_122409-1.jpgImage Enlarger

  

 Thank you for the pic, and between you and the others that was a key detail that I missed so I’m glad I posted. Also – I noticed in his picture the sling ring mount/stud is at an odd angle, and most all I have seen are registered to the receiver parallel to the receiver top (as yours is). Is that something to note?

 

As it happens, I have a nice, later carbine that was made in 1940. I pulled it out and compared mine to his photos, and see exactly what you see. I bought it a year or two ago, for considerably less than $1,699.  Here’s mine:

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John D. said

Aussie Chris said

This picture may help you see what the others are explaining. This is my 25-35 SRC made in 1911. Take note of the wood to metal fit also. 

It cost a fair bit more than your $1,699 USD, but you pay for high condition original Winchesters. 20231107_122409-1.jpgImage Enlarger

  

 Thank you for the pic, and between you and the others that was a key detail that I missed so I’m glad I posted. Also – I noticed in his picture the sling ring mount/stud is at an odd angle, and most all I have seen are registered to the receiver parallel to the receiver top (as yours is). Is that something to note?

 

As it happens, I have a nice, later carbine that was made in 1940. I pulled it out and compared mine to his photos, and see exactly what you see. I bought it a year or two ago, for considerably less than $1,699.  Here’s mine:

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John,

Yes, the orientation of the SR stud is indeed something to note.  As you noticed, the ring should pivot perfectly straight forward or back.

What is the s/n and caliber on you 1940 Carbine?

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Bert H. said

John D. said

Aussie Chris said

This picture may help you see what the others are explaining. This is my 25-35 SRC made in 1911. Take note of the wood to metal fit also. 

It cost a fair bit more than your $1,699 USD, but you pay for high condition original Winchesters. 20231107_122409-1.jpgImage Enlarger

  

 Thank you for the pic, and between you and the others that was a key detail that I missed so I’m glad I posted. Also – I noticed in his picture the sling ring mount/stud is at an odd angle, and most all I have seen are registered to the receiver parallel to the receiver top (as yours is). Is that something to note?

 

As it happens, I have a nice, later carbine that was made in 1940. I pulled it out and compared mine to his photos, and see exactly what you see. I bought it a year or two ago, for considerably less than $1,699.  Here’s mine:

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John,

Yes, the orientation of the SR stud is indeed something to note.  As you noticed, the ring should pivot perfectly straight forward or back.

What is the s/n and caliber on you 1940 Carbine?

Bert

  

Bert,

Serial number is 1231642. You blessed the purchase 4 years ago when I bought it. 🙂

 

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