Pre '64 Winchester Model 88 .284 value

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  1. brentjodi2001

    brentjodi2001 New Member

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    I have recently purchased a very nice pre'64 model 88 in .284. This gun has almost no marks anywhere on it. I don't know if it has ever been fired. The gun came with 3 full boxes of original winchester .284 ammo and an extra clip. I don't know what the gun is worth or what would be the best way to go about selling the gun. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
  2. ohdeer58

    ohdeer58 New Member

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    Would like to see pictures of your rifle. I just had a rifle gone over in this caliber. Beware of the recoil! Mine kicks like a mule.

    Ammo is not easy to come by, so save your brass. If you know somewhere to find easily, let me in on it. Make sure it is a 284, not one of the wildcat rounds made from this case (about 8 different that I found). Your boxes of ammo the 140 or 150g? Have read online go up to 170g.

    I have no idea about it's value, sorry.

    Phil
  3. Inthewind1976

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    While I cant speak to an "exact or approximate value" for you rifle, I will tell you what I know - 10 years ago when I WAS "up" on Winchester 88 values, you couldnt touch a "clean" Model 88 in .284 for less than $1500 and the extra clips alone in .284 were going for the better part of $100, AND the ammo is getting expensive for sure - so, at that time you were probably looking at $1700 for the rifle, extra clip and ammo, and I would think that they have only gone up from there. I would suggest you check "buy it now" prices on auction sites and Guns America's "asking prices" for an APPROXIMATION of a reasonable value present day. Just some food for thought/suggestions that I hope may help. :)
  4. Inthewind1976

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    OH, some more Win 88 info, if I remember correctly - the least common calibers are obviously the .284 and the .358 and all calibers were not produced all years - IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY the .358 was an original caliber and was discontinued in 1964, so there was only 1 year of POST 64 .358's, and the .284 was INTRODUCED in late production 1962 which means there are only a year and a half of production of PRE 64 .284's which would IN THEORY make a pre-64 .284 a VERY limited production, as would be a post-64 .358. Anyone more fully informed than me with respect to this PLEASE CHIME IN.................
  5. wonderwhippet

    wonderwhippet Active Member

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    Here are the values shown in the latest Blue Book of Gun Values:

    MODEL 88 RIFLE
    - pre-'64 version with diamond cut checkering, no barrel band, 22 in. barrel. Mfg. 1955-63. Total production for all varieties of the Model 88 Lever Action was approx. 284,000 units. Mfg. 1955-1963.
    View Historic Prices
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    .308 Win. (1955-1963) $995 $875 $650 $495 $400 $350 $300
    .243 Win. (1956-1963) $1,395 $1,250 $1,100 $950 $825 $750 $550
    .358 Win. (1956-1962) $3,750 $3,350 $2,750 $2,100 $1,800 $1,400 $1,100
    .284 Win. (Intro-1963) $2,850 $2,550 $2,300 $2,100 $1,650 $1,150 $850
  6. Dave71

    Dave71 New Member

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    I inherited my dads model 88 .284. I would love to more about it.
    I have passed several of my dads reloads through this gun and I love it, but the ammo is hard to find -AND- parting with my hard earned cash is even harder.
    I also got his reloading equipment, in that were several books dated into the 70's they are still helpful... After this Deer season I'm finally going to sit down and learn a thing or two about reloading, (I wish I had paid more attention when he was trying to show me as a teen).
    If any one in the Vegas area has a place that carries Winchester .284 ammo Can you please let me know?
  7. Bert H.

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    That rifle is worth a minimum of $2500, not including the extra magazine and the 3 boxes of factory ammo. I too would like to see pictures of it.

    Bert H.
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