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New addition to the collection...

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Joe Link, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Jenny and I were making our rounds from gun shop to gun shop posting fliers for this site today. We were looking at the AR's at Gun Broker and over in the corner I noticed a real nice Winchester Model 94. I've been wanting one for years, ever since my brother inherited one from my grandfather. It was always my favorite gun to shoot from Grandpa's collection, but I chose the Colt Anaconda .44 mag instead. I picked it up with eyes wide and nostalgic, then asked Jenny if she knew what it was. It's not like they're rare or anything, but I hadn't seen one in years (because I wasn't really looking). I looked at the price tag and it said $249.99! I really didn't know how much they were going for, but I'd never seen them that cheap (always around $400-$500). She was urging me to get it, but I did the responsible thing and put it back on the shelf, telling Jenny 'maybe when we can afford one'. Knowing how much I loved my brothers, she kept bugging me until finally I had no other choice but to pull out the Discover.

    $262.99 later, I'm the proud owner of a very nice 1979 Winchester Model 94 .30-30 :D

    Overall, it's in very good condition, with just a little maring on the side of the receiver. It's one of the later models with the plastic buttplate, but it does have the blued receiver, not painted. I really couldn't pass it up once I got to thinking about it. In my opinion, this is the perfect camp gun. Forgive my pictures, I really need to learn how to take photographs.
     
  2. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Very cool. thx for sharing~
     
  3. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    Nice! And your pics aren't bad; I've seen much worse.
     
  4. JennyC

    JennyC Portland, Oregon Member

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    Jo Jo, I love this rifle... I'm so happy you picked it up :D
     
  5. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    "Jo Jo"?

    (dang, where's that ROFLMAO smiley when you need it?)
     
  6. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    :mad:
     
  7. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Well I will congratulate you again on getting a great little brush gun. Although that could have been over half way to a G21. :p
     
  8. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I just couldn't pass this up for a piece of plastic, this thing oozes personality.
     
  9. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    G21 isn't a flavor of glock cool-aid is it?

    For shame;)
     
  10. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm no glock fanboy, but I am a fan :)
     
  11. transformerguru

    transformerguru Lebanon, Beaver State USA Member

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    nice lil pick up. I'm impressed
     
  12. freddyboomboom

    freddyboomboom Hillsboro Member

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    That was a steal.
     
  13. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Now you will have some motivation to pick up a pre-64 model 94 ;)
     
  14. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    As soon as I can afford one. I have a few other things I want to get before then, and this will hold me over nicely. I'll be taking a pre-64 model 94 with us Saturday so I can shoot them side by side and compare.
     
  15. Boris Bush

    Boris Bush Tacoma Member

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    That gun is far too dangerous! Where is one of them newfangled safeties I see on levers these days?
     
  16. m'kay13

    m'kay13 Boardman, OR Member

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    Nice gun.
    Nice price.
    Nice wife.
    Nice day.