WTB Winchester model 94 30.30 at local auction

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    WTB Winchester model 94 30.30 at local auction

    Found this Win 94 30.30 as well as a nice Savage 99 lever action 300 at a local auction this Saturday. I get to view them Friday. I think the winchester looks a little rough along the barrel. The photos are from the website so I can't do much about that... anyway, any idea what may be good auction prices on these?

    If the photos don't show well, please look at the auction site page (firearm photos at bottom and can be clicked on and made bigger): firearms

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    and yes, I like the Ruger too.

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    Maybe look at completed sales on Gunbroker to get an idea. Good luck!

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    My take on these, based on the pictures - the M94 is an oldie, and shows a lot of "honest" wear, not abuse. Win 94s have skyrocketed in "value" ever since USRA stopped making them, and for newer ones (say, under 10 years old) it's undeserved. I don't think there's a way to date the gun without serial numbers, but there are a couple of Winchester collector sites that list date of production by S/N range. I would do my homework and have that list handy before bidding so you don't get taken. If you want it for a shooter, you really need to be able to examine the bore to make sure it's neither shot out nor corroded. Assuming the bore is clean and the gun is post WWI manufacture (generally better metallurgy post-WWI, not speaking specifically about Winchesters), that gun would probably fetch a minimum of $800.

    The Savage 99 is a more attractive gun in many ways. It has a following, but not like Winchesters and moreover, not like the M94. Overall it's a stronger action, more easily mounts a scope (which I would never do on a vintage M94), shoots a more powerful round, and because of the rotary magazine it can safely be loaded with pointed-bullet ammo. With the Schnabel forend, if the gun is clean, bore is good, doesn't have a cracked or repaired stock (commonly where the stock is thinnest, just rear of the action), a smokin' deal would be $500 or less. If a Savage collector shows up, it'll go for over $800 is my guess.
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    The Winchester Model 94 is a 1927 "short rifle" (or it's been cut down).



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    Is there some wood lost around the top and bottom tangs? Cool ol' Winchester nonetheless. 1927 sounds about right. I think that Winchester Model 94 serial No. 1000000 was awarded to President Calvin Coolidge.

    I personally love the Savage Model 99 rifle and most of the cartridges that were chambered for it, including the excellent .300 Savage. It's really modern in many respects. It just suffered from being a design that couldn't be adapted to inexpensive manufacturing techniques.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    I think that Winchester Model 94 serial No. 1000000 was awarded to President Calvin Coolidge.
    You're correct, Bryan.
    Harry Truman received #1,500,000 and Eisenhower #2,000,000.
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