Winchester Model 1894 - 38-55 cal.

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  1. Ken W

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    Hello all. My father has a Winchester Model 1894 full sized rifle of standard grade in 38-55 cal. It's in, what I'd call, very good condition. Serial number is 504XXX. We're wondering what it's value might be and when it was made. It's been in the family for decades and is going to stay that way. Would be nice to also know how much to insure it for. Thanks for any and all info.

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    Thanks, Trap55.
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    Ken, Bert can give you a more exact date. That one looks to be in fair shape, and all original, I wouldn't insure for anything less than $1800.
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    Alright. Sounds good. Thanks again.
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    That is a really fine looking rifle right there! I wouldn't be surprised if it's valued at over 2 Grand. Congrats! ;)
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    I also have model 94 serial #235439 can any one tell me the year manufacture?
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    Bert is busy with the holiday, but both you and Ken need to contact Bert and submit the info on your rifles for the Model 1894 survey he's doing.
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    thanks trap 55 .who is Bert
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    Bert H. here on the forum, aka Bert Hartman. Email him at Win1885@msn.com. , and he'll tell you what he needs to know and see on your rifle. He can give you a more precise DOM on your rifle than I can too.
  11. Ken W

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    Thanks, Trap. I'll send him a message.
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    Hey Ken W, when you get an estimated value could you post it in here so we can see what you were quoted? I would be interested to know what it came out to be worth. ;)

    Thanks
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    Certainly. I'd be glad to.
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    Not only a nice rifle to collect but a great caliber to shoot! I have a 38-55 take down Marlin 1893 that I love to shoot. As stated, BertH is the man on Winchesters. Also please do contact Bert on the survey he s doing on the model 94, it is to help clearly nail down the exact dates of manufacture of all 94s.
  15. Ken W

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    Bert got back to me with some very interesting information. That specific caliber was the third most popular with 30 WCF, 32 WS, more so and 25-35 WCF, and 32-40 behind. My dad's rifle was made on 7-11-11 and would have cost $19.50 brand new. Sure would be nice to grab a few at that price now wouldn't it?
    With the condition and "no bells and whistles" model that it is he figured that it is worth $1500 or so with a $1800 insurance value.
    Many thanks to Bert and everyone else for their help and interest.
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