winchester model 94

Discussion in 'Rifle ID & Value' started by hulk2003, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. hulk2003

    hulk2003 Member

    Hi i was wonering if someone could tell me the value of a winchester model 94 30-30 win serial number 2346686 in 99% condition
  2. wwb

    wwb Super Member

    Based on the serial no, it's a 1958 gun. Here's what the 25th edition (last year's) of the blue book says:

    100% - $500
    98% - $450
    95% - $415
    90% - $385
    80% - $350

    Unless you really know how to evaluate a gun's condition, your 99% estimate is probably high. At 99%, you would have to inspect it very carefully to find ANY indication that it was not brand new.

    Any slight loss of bluing on the sharp edges of the receiver, the lever and trigger guard, barrel bands or the muzzle crown makes it a 98% (or lower) gun.

    Any burrs on the screwheads (indicating they've been removed improperly) usually knocks it down to 95% or lower.

    The condition of the wood, though less important, can also play a part - if the metal portion of the gun is pristine, the wood had better be, as well - if not, look for telltale signs of refinishing; and a refinished gun has ZERO collector value... it's a $200 shooter, provided it has a good bore.