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Winchester 1894 rifle

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Danjet500, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Danjet500

    Danjet500 Member

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    Ok, I know next to nothing about old Winchester rifles. Please educate me as to why this gun is worth $16000. I know that a lot of it has to do with the "gotta have it" factor but why is this particular rifle worth so much? Rarity, condition, desirability? All of the above I suppose? I personally don't think I could justify spending that much money on one firearm even if I could afford it.

    http://www.gunrunnerauctions.com/listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=975804284
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  2. grcsat

    grcsat Active Member

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    I think you answered your own quetion " Rarity, condition, desirability".
    In the world of "Big Boys Collection" , this is pretty normal and actully not all that expensive.
    After all ,how much is a mint con. colt 1873 worth or mint Henrey rifle worth ?
    What you are looking at is probably the best of the best that can be bought. And the best always demandes the big bucks.
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  3. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    First, it is a takedown rifle, rare in the '94. Then it is a deluxe rifle with special wood and hand checkering. Add the extra barrel and the excellent condition, and $16k is not extreme. FWIW, the Blue Book (31st Edition) shows the deluxe rifle in 95% at $12k, and that does not include the 20% or more for the takedown version or the 25% for the caliber. Add in the extra barrel, and $16k comes easy.

    Like Danjet500, I will not be buying one any time soon, but we can all drool.

    Jim
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