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Posted: 11/13/2001 12:14:59 PM EDT
Today I went to the hardware store to get some plastic hose. I saw the owner at the gun counter polishing a new Winchester 94 in 30/30. He strikes up a conversation about my AR-10 and then on to the new Winchester he is polishing. I tell him I was thinking about a 30/30 for my inventory. He says here, hold it. I take it from him, shoulder the rifle and check it's sights, then I work and listen to it's action, Oh Oh palpitations start. He casually mentions the price. I give the rifle back to him with my sweaty hands and he starts to polish the receiver again. Each time his polishing rag crosses the receiver I start to feel a little more anxious. I am torn at this point, I know I should leave but I can't. I see the $$$ signs in my mind, now I need a plan to get this rifle without getting my ass in a sling with the wife. After the AR-10 I promised I would lay off for awhile. So magically (perhaps the devil even helped) a idea pops into my mind how I can pull this off, <<>>. So now I've got the rifle blues until I get my new last rifle for awhile home. The wife really so far has taken it pretty well, but I think I know why. She has started to paint the house and was talking about new rugs and furniture, (damn what a waste of good money) but anyhow, she got me, or maybe I got myself. All the way home I'm thinking it must have been his polishing rag going across the receiver that got me hot. Damn I feel so cheap and taken advantage of. HE+HE+HE
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 12:27:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/13/2001 12:20:27 PM EDT by KBaker]
I know how you feel. For quite a while I was forced to cut back on hobbies like home maintenance and utilities to support my habit. However, I managed to find strength to overcome my serious jones. I recently refinanced my house and took out some equity - [size=2]and spent it on home improvements![/size=2] Now when I see a gun I'd really like to have, I merely break out in a cold sweat, and then I lie down until the urge goes away. God, but I did like it better before.[>(]
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 12:31:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 12:55:13 PM EDT
Lever actions, oh man! They have a way of capturing your whole attention, believe me that 94 will not be the last[:D]
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 1:35:28 PM EDT
Winchester model 94 was my first firearm. I worked in the berry fields all summer to pay for half. When my birthday came around my dad paid for the other half. I think he wanted a hunting buddy as much as I wanted the rifle. 25 years later it's still my brush buster of choice. Damned I'm old.
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 1:39:08 PM EDT
I don't know the specific model, but aren't most 30/30s relatively cheap compared to anything except a cheapo 12 Gauge or 22 Rimfire.
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 1:45:19 PM EDT
Winchester model 94's are about $400 to $450 retail according to their web site.
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 4:20:28 PM EDT
My first "real" gun that I bought when I turned 18 was a Winchester 94 in 30-30. I got it at JCPenneys for the princely sum of $55.00! A Win 94 Walnut/non checkered wholesales for $288.00. A M94 Ranger is $250.00...
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 4:22:16 PM EDT
Yeah, but they are only bout 250 to 300 used. At least that's what they are round these parts. The market around here is saturated with em.
Link Posted: 11/13/2001 4:26:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/13/2001 4:30:22 PM EDT by AmOTramp]
I gave $319 dollars for mine, I know I could get a 94 cheaper at some of the large chain stores, but I would have to drive 50 miles to get to one, and I like my dealer, he always throws in a box of shells too. edited: I would like to add this rifle is a centennial model, it has 1894-1994 stamped on the right side of the receiver, if that means anything.
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