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Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by tripleshotsplease, Feb 9, 2012.
Thanks for your help
First off the 1886 was introduced in 1886 and your serial number relates to a manufacture in 1892.
If your barrel is less then 22" you have a 1886 trapper carbine.
Judging condition from a single photo of this quality is not possible. So coming up with a real value would be a wild guess.
What condition is the Bore? How does the action work? have any parts been replaced? Are the sights the originals?
You can go on Gun Broker or one of the other Gun Action sites and get an idea what they are selling for.
IN collectible Winchesters its CONDITION, RARITY, & PROVENANCE That most effect value.
Ballpark on the '86 carbine (22" barrel) should be $2500-5000+. (IF ORIGINAL). If you have the trapper carbine (as Mark rightly stated, should have a 20" barrel), value could be 50% greater. Your tape measure tip should be placed about 1/2" deeper than where the barrel joins the receiver on the exterior, to see if you have the "holy grail" of 20 inches. Mark is also correct that no value can be assigned without seeing the gun in-hand. It is a rare Winchester in either case. It needs to have the "carbine" sight (short),and the saddle ring to bring top price. Very many owners "upgraded" the sights, and removed the saddle ring due to rattle. Good for the hunter then, bad for us now.
Your '94 was made in 1949. It appears to be in only "fair" shape. Around $300 for this one, but collectors may not express any interest due to condition. This might be a fine candidate for restoration for someone who wants a "pre-64" to fix up.