JBmaple, there are no pre 64’s at a decent price. Wish there was but those days are long gone. I have a 38-55 Legendary Frontiersman I really like. Gave 700 for it about 7 years ago. Like new. Gun show find.
Colt made a lot of these as well. I had a few that I sold (personal preference) for a S&W .357 Magnum (a pre-27):...I do like the looks of some commemoratives. There’s a Colt Frontier Scout I’ve been watching locally. It’s a nice looking gun except it’s a centennial. Might pull the trigger on it anyway.
The market doesn't like the Commemoratives (all of them not just Winchester). I agreed at one time.
I changed my mind when I saw the lower prices and better workmanship. I am not buying for an investment, but I buy because it is a fun hobby.
I bought a pair of unfired S&W Model 19 P&R revolvers since I liked them. And they sold for less than a regular Model 19: (.357 Magnum 4"). The Bowie knife was free. [all fired now]
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Here is a good unfired Winchester Model 94 Canadian Centennial 30/30 made in 1967.
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Check the engraving and the edges of the wood. It had a bunch of dust and lint in the barrel. [No longer unfired]
Pre and post 64 don’t mean much on the lever guns. People make more of it than is there. Only really mattered for the model 70.On a different note. Is there anything wrong with getting a post 64 Winchester? I know this is probably a very opinionated question. Just seems in my area any pre 64’s are going for way more than I’d like to pay. Especially in the last year and a half.
The Winchester Model 70 is a bolt action rifle that was introduced in 1936. Some of these rifles were used in WW2 that were sniper guns which killed Germans and the Japanese that wanted us dead (we won)....Pre and post 64 don’t mean much on the lever guns. People make more of it than is there. Only really mattered for the model 70..