Looking for someone to help me put a price on a 1941 Winchester 94

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Condition? Caliber? You are asking for some help here I think it is on you to put up some pictures.o_O
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OK .... Trying to figure out a value on this 1937 Winchester Model 94 30WCF ... first 4 numbers of serial # 1157 in EX+ condition . Been told its only been fired 1 time other then at the factory ???? ... any help would be great .

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how many total digits in the S/N? as i recall they did not use a ramp on the front sight until sometime in the 40's... earlier than that they were in a dove tail on the barrel...
 
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how many total digits in the S/N? as i recall they did not use a ramp on the front sight until sometime in the 40's... earlier than that they were in a dove tail on the barrel...

Hi ... I have had several different dates told me on this 94 ... The first 4 numbers of the 7 number serial # is 1157 ... I posted the date question on a Win. 94 collector page and got 2 dates from them 1936 or 1937 ... they also posted picture below showing serial numbers and dates ... and it shows its a 1936 if this info is correct . What do you think ? THANKS

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1937

If the wood and bluing is original(not refinished), and the rifle‘s overall condition is in excellent shape; $1K+ is not unreasonable.

Your rifle looks to be in excellent (almost like new/perhaps too-good-to-be-true) shape. It is way more common for these to have been refinished/re-blued over the years; than to be in original condition.

W/out a closer look; it’s hard to tell if it is original or not. How sharp are the edges of the stamps? Do they look smoothed, as if the metal could have been sanded at one point?

It very well could be original. In which case; you have a very well cared for specimen there.

Remember, condition is everything. Dings, scratches here(a couple on the buttstock), unoriginal parts there, etc. etc. etc., and the price goes down.
 

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Man that’s a beauty. I’ve got my grandfathers that he bought in 1942. It’s well worn. Yours appears to be pristine. I agree with the 1k figure. Wish I had the spare cash and ammo was available for it.
 

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Doug I sent you a PM I'm here in Silverton have some experiance in these (I have a 1925 and a 1938 and collect Winchesters) and would be glad to look your carbine over and help out.
 
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it dates to 1941... which is consistent with a ramped front sight... it is in wonderful shape and should command top money... hard to predict the market right now, but if I were selling it no way I'd consider less than $850.00 and you may do better....
 

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