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So am I just remembering wrong or did those guns used to be a lot cheaper? They are listed on the winchester website for 1200-1500 bucks
 

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are you looking new? Winchester does not really make them anymore, most of the ones on the website are customs.
 

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I was looking at the new ones on their website. They have some regular old 94's on there. A 94 sporter for 1400, 94 short for 1300. I don't see anything custom about those two.
 

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Yeah, there are no more cheap 94s from Winchester (I think the new ones are Japan built?)

Used market...
Around here, post-64s and newer Angle-Ejects sell for 350-600. About what DunRanull posted.
Pre-64s are still much higher, even if condition is kinda poor. I haven't seen one for under $700 in the past couple years and most are right at $1000 or higher.
 

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Winchester closed its original plant due to labor problems and bankruptcy. They waited the required five years or so (labor contract requirement) then started up production of the Model 70 and a few other guns at their parent's USA facility (FN, a Belguim based conglomerate). Browning is also owned by FN and had a connection to Miroku in Japan for clones of John Browning designed lever action guns other than the Model 94. So, at the end of the five years Winchester had Miroku make a version of the Model 94.

All the other John Browning clones from Miroku are beautifully made, precision finished, premium guns and the new version of the Model 94 ended up that same way. Consequently, the pricing has sky rocketed from well under $400 to well over $1000. I have not yet handled the Miroku Model 94 (It is actually marked Winchester so it really is a Winchester made for them by Miroku). But if it is anything like the several Miroku made John Browning lever clones of the 1980's that I have, it is well worth the money. The last USA Model 94's were pretty crude by comparison.

Gun show Model 94's (pre-64) run from $500 for a shooter to well over $1000 (collector driven pricing). The post-64 Model 94's are closer to $500 and the last ones, mostly carbines in pistol calibers or 30-30, are usually priced less than $500.

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thanks for that info helix, I knew the used ones where around 400-500, I was just curious why the new ones skyrocketed. Now I know and knowing is half the battle lol
 
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