couple of Winchester 30-30s

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  1. flivver

    flivver Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    A friend of a friend is looking to sell these, but has no idea what to ask. He says the barrels are stamped with:

    Model 94 Winchester 30x30
    4494558

    Model 94-32WS 30x30
    1259294

    A picture is attached.

    What would be fair prices for these?

    Thank you!

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    The 32 will average to around $750.

    The 30-30 a bit less.

    Figure in condition. Pre 64 offerings will get a bit more.

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    This link might help narrow down the year made and determine a more accurate asking price. Caution flag on the low ballers,;) there are plenty of buyers who want a deal and will then flip the firearm for $50-100 profit. Maybe have both of them appraised by a local gunsmith you trust and you have more value leverage on asking price. Nice looking rifles.

    http://guncollectionsonline.com/winchestermodel94.htm
     
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    flivver Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Good info — thanks!

    Is there a Raleigh-area gunsmith that someone could recommend, for a fair/impartial appraisal?


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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    The side mount scope hurts the .32’s value quite a bit. Wouldn’t surprise me to see it bring $500-$550 tops because of that.

    The post-‘64 .30-30 is one of millions out there. I see them at every gun show unsold for $450-500. He may have to get below $400 to find a buyer this time of year.
     
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    if someone offers $850 for the pair, take it.
    otherwise, in a private sale, and selling individually for CA$H:
    $350 each. in a trade, i would ask 450 each.
     
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    Dale Flinchum Member

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    My eyes tell me the .32 is the unscoped one thus unmolested and worth a good sum.
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    The unscoped gun has a post-64 receiver. The scoped gun has a pre-64 receiver. You can tell by the screws.

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    Yeap, right as rain, been looking too much a them lately and got my wires crossed. Thanks for the correction. What about the checkering on the .32?... another discount or not.
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I had to do a double take myself. No worries.
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    If you want me to tell you what the Standard Catalog of Winchester firearms lists each as, I will. Otherwise I defer to @cubrock for value because he sees a metric ton of these at shows I am sure of it.

    And honestly, a post-64 Winchester 94 is less valuable than a Marlin of the same vintage nowadays due to what was going on within each company during that period. I would say that lasted up until 1983 when USRAC started
    building Winchesters, and the Marlin got the stupid crossbolt safety. Then they effectively flipped places. And that is what I see and know as a levergun enthusiast, and someone who hunts with both rifles and reloads for both.
     
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    My 78 Marlin is only worth about $350 so I just painted it camo.
     
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    flivver Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I'm not sure what the owner is going to do, but this is all good info. Thank you!
     
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    Id be interested int the 30/30 for 3-400.