Winchester model 94

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Gunweenie, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Gunweenie

    Gunweenie New Member

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    Jan 30, 2012
    I have a Winchester model 94, lever action rifle, 30-30, brand new, in the original box with original paperwork, US made around 76/77. The box has water damage but is the original with matching SN. The stock has a medallion that says, "Sharpshooter Award" and "NAPA ECHLIN". The receiver has a beautiful marbled blue finish with nice simple engraving work. The gun has never been fired and is in perfect shape.

    Can anyone give me an idea of a range of value?
     
  2. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    welcome to the forum can u put a picture up
     

  3. Gunweenie

    Gunweenie New Member

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    Jan 30, 2012
    Here are photos from my Blackberry.
     

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  5. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    hey Gun i am sure someone will be along to give u a value, nice rifle i like it what is the ring on the side for?
     
  6. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA
    That one is a non-factory (as far as I have been able to figure out) commemorative model 94. That is, the engraving and color-case hardened receiver finish were applied by a company after Winchester built the basic carbine.
    Being a non-Winchester commemorative, there really isn't any extra added collector value except to someone interested in the NAPA parts store chain.

    Value will be whatever 1970s era 94s are bringing in your area...it seems to vary by region. Around here in ND, the post-64 through early 80s model 94s will bring $500-600 in very good to excellent condition. Unfired, one might bring a bit more. The commemorative work on it might bring a premium to someone interested in NAPA stuff.

    It was a sales program bonus prize given out by NAPA Echlin to employees.
    The old fellow that used to manage our local NAPA store received one too. I believe his son has the rifle now...or they've sold it since he asked me about it nearly 20 years ago.

    Beth, that ring on the side is called a saddle ring.
    It's a throwback to the old horse cavalry days when mounted soldiers would have a bandolier style sling over their shoulder with a large snap hook on the end. The rifle would be clipped onto the sling with that ring and when the rifle was empty, the soldier could just drop the rifle without fear of losing it and switch over to his handgun or saber for close combat.
     
  7. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    Thanks Binder
     
  8. BillM

    BillM Active Member

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    Jan 16, 2010
    Amity Orygun
    Napa is an auto parts store chain. Echlin is a manufacturer of automotive
    electrical components, sold by Napa. (and others)

    The gun is a Winchester Model 94 "Antique carbine". Made from 1964
    through 1983. The Antique Carbine is nothing special. It DID come from
    the factory with the scroll work "color case hardened" finish, gold colored loading
    gate and gold colored saddle ring.

    Value is the same as a plain vanilla 94 carbine.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012
  9. Ditto to what Bill eruditely stated.

    Bert H.
     
  10. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA
    Ahhh...I stand corrected on the receiver finish. Thanks Bill and Bert!
    That's why I love this place! Learn new stuff everyday.
     
  11. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    ...I was looking here a while back in the Blue Book and, they made SO many commemorative model's it's not funny.
     
  12. Yes they did, and that is the primary reason why with just a few exceptions, most of them are not worth much more than a standard Model 94. Commemoratives must be absolutely NIB to retain an premium over a standard M-94.

    Bert H.
     
  13. Gunweenie

    Gunweenie New Member

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    Jan 30, 2012
    Thanks to everyone for the great information!
     
  14. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Awesome looking Winchester and the one I had (reg. model) was a heck of a shooter!
     
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