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    To winny 94 or not?

    This will be my second Winchester 94 and I am seeking advice in price and if I should get it. The asking price is $500 which seems high considering it has a well used and dented walnut stock. The bluing is about 80% with some surface rust and she has a slip on recoil pad that looks to be as old as the gun so the stock needs refinishing. Bore is clean amd it cycles well considering its filthy. Still it has a bug in my ear. I might put it on lay away. It sucks these guns are so high. Just a few years ago they sold for $200. I think I might offer $300 and see what happens.
    Thoughts? Thanks.
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    I agree with you...

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    Is it a pre-64? Caliber? I'd be sure and look under that slip-on pad. From what you describe, $500 does seem a bit high, especially if it's not a pre-64 gun. And this is from someone that has a soft spot in his heart for Winnys.
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    That is high for South or Central Texas right now.

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    An 1894 winchester, can be worth a lot less than 500 bucks, or it can be worth a lot more, depending on the pre 64 or not issue. 500 would be very fair, if it was lets say an early pre war gun. though it does sound a little beat up.
    Does it occur to those that believe that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, may be because that guy takes the time to take care of his grass?

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    I buy with the theory that any gun younger than me, lets say around 55 years old, is a semi antique, depending on the condition and caliber would only peak my interest to the 3 to 500 range. I'm still looking to score my first 100+ year old, for which I'd sell the farm if it was in decent shape.
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    If it stirs your soul, I see no problem offering the $300.

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    Millions and millions and more millions of Winchester 94's have been made, even pre-64 models, so they're a long way from being scarce or rare. I don't buy into the scarcity or rareness hype on common models/calibers firearms but alot of people do(mostly the owners of such), I buy'em to shoot & enjoy. Use good judgement/research on your purchase for your intended use then decide whats best . A common modern shooter I think can range from $275-$350 tops depending on how bad one wants to sell or wants to buy.
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    Just like Marlins with sling studs on an 1893 are scarce I believe, even though Win made millions of 1894s, the "special features" are what may make one more valuable than the others. So when a guy asks, gun unseen,"I have a gun whats it worth" the only true answer is "that depends". Especially with a gun with so many variations like an 1894 Win.

    Odds are its a new post 64, with all the features or perhaps lack of features, that made the pre 64s, an almost instant collectors item. A picture would define a lot of conjecture posted so far.
    Does it occur to those that believe that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, may be because that guy takes the time to take care of his grass?


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