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WInchester 94 Take Down in .38-55 Made in 1897 - unfired?
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I have a Winchester 94 take down in the desireable .38-55 made in 1897 that appears to be unfired. There are perhaps two minor handling marks on it. I am looking to sell and have been advised it shoud bring somewhere between $5000 and $6500 – any advice would be appreciated, thanks. Ed

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Ed,

Whomever it was that advised you is grossly under the actual value if your stated condition is accurate. That stated, there is no such thing as an “unfired” Winchester.

I suspect that you may not have the year of manufacture correct. The year 1897 ended with serial number 33108. Accordingly, please provide the serial number, or use the serial number look-up tool here on the WACA website.

I strongly suggest that you post (or send me) clear detailed pictures of your Model 1894 Take Down Rifle so that the stated condition of the rifle can be verified. If it truly is in the 95% condition range, it is worth considerably more than $6,500.

Bert

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Did you ever hear back from Ed?

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Bert H. said
Ed,

Whomever it was that advised you is grossly under the actual value if your stated condition is accurate. That stated, there is no such thing as an “unfired” Winchester.

I suspect that you may not have the year of manufacture correct. The year 1897 ended with serial number 33108. Accordingly, please provide the serial number, or use the serial number look-up tool here on the WACA website.

I strongly suggest that you post (or send me) clear detailed pictures of your Model 1894 Take Down Rifle so that the stated condition of the rifle can be verified. If it truly is in the 95% condition range, it is worth considerably more than $6,500.

Bert  

I have to agree. I have a 98% M1894 takedown with the round bbl. and in the dreaded 32 Special caliber, made in 1903, and I would not sell it for what you are asking for a more desirable rifle.   Big Larry

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