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Posted: 12/7/2016 9:20:56 PM EST
Receiver and barrel rattle canned black.

Bore is in good shape as is stock.

What would you pay?

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Link Posted: 12/7/2016 9:40:32 PM EST
I would buy it to thread it for a can, just because. I have a safe full of Winchester and Marlin thud thuddys, but I would go $250 if it is tight and right. That gun ain't hurt a bit unless bubba has been inside of it too.
Link Posted: 12/7/2016 9:43:27 PM EST
That paint can be stripped and you could refinish the wood if you're looking to restore it and not worried about the value. In that condition, I would try and rescue it for no more than $300. Yes, that is high, but I'm a sucker for old lever actions. Heck, they might take $200 for it since they obviously don't care about it.
Link Posted: 12/8/2016 12:22:44 AM EST
Concur with $250-ish.

I bought a 1955 "carried in the woods every deer season, rarely shot" that was in very good condition for a little more than twice that.
Link Posted: 12/8/2016 1:07:53 AM EST
Depends on if I know the seller.

That would be  $250-$275 gun if it has a nice bore and is clean.  
Link Posted: 12/8/2016 11:50:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/8/2016 11:52:26 AM EST by DakotaFAL]
You guys are pretty cheap.

Given the condition of the rest of the carbine and assuming the bore and action are solid, without the paint on the receiver it's still a Pre-64 Model 94 and it's potentially a $500-$600 gun once you spend a half hour stripping the paint off the receiver, assuming all the bits and pieces are original. It won't be any less collectible once the paint is removed.

I'd certainly go $400 and look at it as a candidate for a restoration project, if not as a collector.
Link Posted: 12/8/2016 12:12:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DakotaFAL:
You guys are pretty cheap.

Given the condition of the rest of the carbine and assuming the bore and action are solid, without the paint on the receiver it's still a Pre-64 Model 94 and it's potentially a $500-$600 gun once you spend a half hour stripping the paint off the receiver, assuming all the bits and pieces are original. It won't be any less collectible once the paint is removed.

I'd certainly go $400 a
and look at it as a candidate for a restoration project, if not as a collector.
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I agree, I have seen them sell for $5-600 many times!
I would jump on any old Winchester for under $350 I ran across!
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 6:43:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/10/2016 6:44:29 AM EST by xwarp]
Got the rattle can paint job off. Stripped the stock and forend of whatever coating was on it. Did not sand either. Just applied a coat of tung oil. Here is where we are now.

Also, the bore is excellent as is the action. Appears to have been carried more than shot.

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Link Posted: 12/10/2016 7:18:00 AM EST
Its already ruined so buy it cheap and fix it up.

I have my grandpa's 1945 94 and it is basically unfired.
Action is smoooooooooth
Link Posted: 12/10/2016 10:27:59 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DakotaFAL:
You guys are pretty cheap.

Given the condition of the rest of the carbine and assuming the bore and action are solid, without the paint on the receiver it's still a Pre-64 Model 94 and it's potentially a $500-$600 gun once you spend a half hour stripping the paint off the receiver, assuming all the bits and pieces are original. It won't be any less collectible once the paint is removed.

I'd certainly go $400 and look at it as a candidate for a restoration project, if not as a collector.
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I do not agree-$400 is pretty steep for a project gun even if the bore is perfect . Paint might strip off but Bubba might have gone all crazy with sandpaper or a sandblaster before he painted also.

In my neck of the woods (where Winchesters go pretty high) if the action is tight and the bore is good that is a $250 shooter at most gunshops and $175 from a friend.
If that age gun was in overall good condition , yes , it could be $500+ but that ship has sailed. Got to guess the finish was pretty bad to get a paint job
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 9:57:20 PM EST
Finally took her out shooting today. Dead on target at 60yds plinking clay targets.

Here are a couple of better pics after the paint was removed and tung oil applied.

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