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Posted: 2/23/2006 9:58:30 AM EDT



My Grandpa gave me one recently, it's VERY nice, and probably pretty old.


I remember hearing that for some reason rifles made before a certain year were better than others.


Here is my Serial: 3365XXX


What year was this rifle made?

As a side note though: THESE THINGS ARE IMPOSSABLE TO REASSEMBLE!
Holy shit! I spent forever on it, it was extremely frustrating!

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:47:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:53:20 AM EDT
Beat me to it.

I've used that site to date my C-96's.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:54:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 10:54:55 AM EDT by bubba99]

Originally Posted By Mr_Happyface:


My Grandpa gave me one recently, it's VERY nice, and probably pretty old.


I remember hearing that for some reason rifles made before a certain year were better than others.


Here is my Serial: 3365XXX


What year was this rifle made?

As a side note though: THESE THINGS ARE IMPOSSABLE TO REASSEMBLE!
Holy shit! I spent forever on it, it was extremely frustrating!




Pre 1964 is the cutoff
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:23:33 PM EDT
sweet thanks guys!


This thing is amazing quality, what's better about the pre-64s?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:18:03 PM EDT
Higher quality...
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 11:16:57 PM EDT
Your win 94 made in 1970 is not worth much $150-$250, because unfortunately winchester decided to cut corners then and used a cheap metal for the reciever which changes color to purple over time and does not hold up as well as a steel recievers (finish and scratches)
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 12:15:46 AM EDT
To piggy back on this thread...

I have SN 24864xx which would be a 1961 manufacture date. Rifle is a beauty with dark walnut and a very smooth action. I have the Williams offset mount and Pan Technics scope that was attached to the rifle as well. Other than the scope mount holes and some minor pitting along the tang of the shoulder stock attachment there are no other blemishes.

What would be a ballpark value to place on this rifle?
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 6:01:58 AM EDT
tag so I can get SN from the old mans' 94.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 7:20:45 AM EDT
As I commented on a different post here, I would bet we start seeing artificially inflated values being placed on 94's because of the "plant closing March 31st" and "no more 94's" crap.
This will especially hold true for pre-angle eject/pre-safety models---even post 64's.
Most "nice" pre-64's have already been relagated to collector status--and I bet the post 64 true top ejects take the same path. I've known for years many 'purists' that won't touch ANY safety models and don't really care for the angle eject /but no safety models (although they would buy these for the right price)--but were starting to warm up to the post 64 top ejects---because minty examples were drying up. Well, I bet this will all change. I sold off several nice ones a while back and i'm down to 3 94's--but the hunt is now on, while they're still chaep investments---and i've already noticed the used racks getting bare of 94's. There's millions out there, but how many minty top ejects are out there, most I see have had a hard life.
something for you guys to think about--my 2 cents
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