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BURNIE GOSSERT
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June 9, 2022 - 8:25 pm
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Hello,

I have a model 1894, serial # 356692 that was my dads and grandfathers before that, I know from your site that it was manufactured in 1907,

I still shoot this gun and am going to past this to my son soon, is there any way to track any history on this rifle? Any help would be appreciated.

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Burnie

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June 10, 2022 - 12:06 pm
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Hello Burnie,

Unfortunately there is not any way to track its history beyond its ownership in your family.  The original factory records for it were destroyed approximately 70-years ago.

Is it a “Rifle” or a Carbine? Caliber?

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June 10, 2022 - 9:59 pm
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Thank you, it is a 30-30 or 30 W.C.F., It also has a longer octagon barrel (26″) than others I’ve seen, it shoots great but has trouble extracting the shell sometimes, obviously I’m passing this on to me son but any idea on the value of this rifle?

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June 11, 2022 - 2:01 am
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Burnie,

It is extremely difficult to estimate the value of any old Winchester without the benefit of actually having it in hand (or see some very clear & detailed pictures of it).  The fact that it has some type of mechanical issue (extracting a fired shell casing) does not bode well for the value.  I will suggest having it examined and possibly repaired before doing anything else with it.

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June 11, 2022 - 2:54 pm
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Thank you again, are you able to recommend someone in southern California that would know how to repair that issue. 

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When was the last time someone sprayed gun cleaner into the action and then worked the action to loosen it up?  I don’t know anyone anymore in the SoCal area that I would call an expert.  If you could show up at Little John’s shop in Orange on a Saturday morning it could be looked at.

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June 11, 2022 - 11:16 pm
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That would be great, I will try to do that, thank you.

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