I'm trying to help a friend out and I don't know a lot about Winnies. He offered to sell me a model 94 in 30-30 for 250$, I looked at it and saw it was pretty old and that it had a metal butt plate. I told him he should check the year because it might be worth more(pre '64). He checked it and it looks like it was made in early 64- he says January. My question is did the tooling and manufacturing methods change right at 64. Could his rifle be worth more, and how can I tell? I'm not asking for me; I want him to be able to get as much as he can out of his rifle.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Last edited by grilla720; 08-17-2012 at 06:15 PM. Reason: misspelling
I have one that was made in 1964. The seriial number is 2,7xx,xxx. I also have one made in 1963. The biggest difference is the sintered metal receiver( 2,700.000 and up) that cannot be blued by standard process. The post-64's are definitely worth less, but I think that there are some post-64's that are more desirable.
Team 1894 member #67 1977 44 mag.
Team 35 member #256 1964 Sears M45
Team 444 member #355 1981 444S
Team 30 30 member #830 Win 94 Custom Trapper