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Hi. WTB a trapper.  I’m looking for a Winchester Trapper 1894 30WCF 30-30. I don’t mind a shooter in well used condition. I would prefer one under 16” and that is preapproved on the ATF list but I would open to anything. Thanks for the help!

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Based on my current survey numbers, your odds are greatest finding a 15-inch Trapper. Of the (828) Trappers I have documented this far, (613) of them have a 15-inch barrel. Be prepared to pay a steep price for one!

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There’s a couple 1894 trappers for sale out there, but are on quite opposite ends of the spectrum regarding price and condition.  Pretty slim pickins otherwise.

https://www.collectorsfirearms.com/products/155851-winchester-1894-trapper-30-30-w11303.html

http://www.thewinchestergrove.com/1894/1051xxx.htm

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I do have a 16″ , 1927 production and a 15″ 1919 production, both ar available and both are in fine to excellent original cond., and like was stated, expensive. You can private Message Me if interested

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Bert H. said
Based on my current survey numbers, your odds are greatest finding a 15-inch Trapper. Of the (828) Trappers I have documented this far, (613) of them have a 15-inch barrel. Be prepared to pay a steep price for one!

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That leaves only 215 that are 12”/14”/16”/18”. I would’ve thought there were more 16” trappers than 15”. Good to know. 

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Hi. WTB a trapper.  I’m looking for a Winchester Trapper 1894 30WCF 30-30. I don’t mind a shooter in well used condition. I would prefer one under 16” and that is preapproved on the ATF list but I would open to anything. Thanks for the help!

  

Here’s a 15″ Model 94 that was just listed on Leroy Merz’s website.  Far from a high condition piece, but really not bad for a trapper.  I think the price is rather reasonable as well.  I don’t think this one will last long at that price.  I’ve seen others in lesser condition sell for more money.

https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/winchester-rifles-model-1894-pre-64/winchester-model-94-trapper-w-15-inch-barrel-in-30-wcf.cfm?gun_id=102519762

About a year ago, I paid close to double the price of the Merz gun:

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Sale pending–knew it wouldn’t last long.  If I had the extra money, I would have bought it…

https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/winchester-rifles-model-1894-pre-64/-sale-pending-winchester-model-94-trapper-w-15-inch-barrel-in-30-wcf.cfm?gun_id=102519762

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Don,

I saw that this morning too, and thought not a bad price for a trapper.  You’re right, didn’t last long.

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There’s a couple 1894 trappers for sale out there, but are on quite opposite ends of the spectrum regarding price and condition.  Pretty slim pickins otherwise.

https://www.collectorsfirearms.com/products/155851-winchester-1894-trapper-30-30-w11303.html

http://www.thewinchestergrove.com/1894/1051xxx.htm

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I’m just getting back to this link. I had unexpected brain surgery and was in recovery for a few months and I missed the Merz’s gun deerhunter mentioned. It would have been great deal. I’m still looking for a 1894 30wcf 30-30 15” in anyone has any leads or wants to sell one. I would prefer a shooter or lesser grade gun. Also, does anyone have any thoughts on the collector firearms one mentioned above? It has a shortened stock and has been there for a while. 

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Valonghunter said

deerhunter said

There’s a couple 1894 trappers for sale out there, but are on quite opposite ends of the spectrum regarding price and condition.  Pretty slim pickins otherwise.

https://www.collectorsfirearms.com/products/155851-winchester-1894-trapper-30-30-w11303.html

http://www.thewinchestergrove.com/1894/1051xxx.htm

Don

  

I’m just getting back to this link. I had unexpected brain surgery and was in recovery for a few months and I missed the Merz’s gun deerhunter mentioned. It would have been great deal. I’m still looking for a 1894 30wcf 30-30 15” in anyone has any leads or wants to sell one. I would prefer a shooter or lesser grade gun. Also, does anyone have any thoughts on the collector firearms one mentioned above? It has a shortened stock and has been there for a while. 

  

Sorry to hear about your health issues. I hope you’re on the mend.
I’ve owned two 14” trappers. They’re a unique carbine for sure. If you’re buying a 15” trapper as a collector, shortened wood is not the way to go. It will affect resale value considerably and the reason why it’s been for sale this long. 

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Valonghunter said

deerhunter said

There’s a couple 1894 trappers for sale out there, but are on quite opposite ends of the spectrum regarding price and condition.  Pretty slim pickins otherwise.

https://www.collectorsfirearms.com/products/155851-winchester-1894-trapper-30-30-w11303.html

http://www.thewinchestergrove.com/1894/1051xxx.htm

Don

  

I’m just getting back to this link. I had unexpected brain surgery and was in recovery for a few months and I missed the Merz’s gun deerhunter mentioned. It would have been great deal. I’m still looking for a 1894 30wcf 30-30 15” in anyone has any leads or wants to sell one. I would prefer a shooter or lesser grade gun. Also, does anyone have any thoughts on the collector firearms one mentioned above? It has a shortened stock and has been there for a while. 

  

Sorry to hear about your health issues. I hope you’re on the mend.

I’ve owned two 14” trappers. They’re a unique carbine for sure. If you’re buying a 15” trapper as a collector, shortened wood is not the way to go. It will affect resale value considerably and the reason why it’s been for sale this long. 

  

To have owned two 14″ M1894 Trappers is an impressive feat Cool

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Yes Steve and I regret selling them now. One was a 92 in 44WCF with BATF clearance and the other a 94 in 30WCF 1920’s. Both 75% condition or more. 

 Rick C 

   

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Look familiar Rick 20240202_090633-2.jpgImage Enlarger20240217_184901-2.jpgImage EnlargerI only gave $15,000.00 to get it back. Smart huh.

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“Trappers” are extremely cool Smile

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Look familiar Rick 20240202_090633-2.jpgImage Enlarger20240217_184901-2.jpgImage EnlargerI only gave $15,000.00 to get it back. Smart huh.

  

That’s some nice looking iron there Henry!

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Those are beautiful!

Does anyone have an all original fully functional and shootable fair/poor condition 1894 30wcf 15” they would want to sell. And preferably cleared on the BATF list.  I don’t have the funds to purchase a high condition example but I don’t mind a low condition one that I can shoot and enjoy. Thanks. 

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