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Posted: 2/23/2006 6:10:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:13:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 7:15:09 PM EDT by cloak-n-carbine]
Within the last year I got a pre-64 Winchester '94 30-30 for both myself and my 14 year old. A lever action was one of the few guns not in my collection, and having a soft spot for the Winchester, I figured these were must-haves that we could both pass down the line. Not to mention they are fun shooters.

I say, if you see a good deal on a Winchester, especially a pre-64 for a myriad of reasons, snap it up. I might be buying a 1897 trench shot gun off of a co-worker soon. I always liked those.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:21:11 PM EDT
i noticed in the newest CDNN catalog that they jacked up the prices on all their winchester stuff. "OH NO THE FACOTRY CLOSED" i like CDNN but jacking up the prices 20% is pretty scummy
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:49:10 PM EDT
One of my dist. can get a 1895 LTD in 45-70 if anyone is interested.

Not my cup of tea though.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 3:32:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:03:20 AM EDT
I have my share of pre 64 Winchester, model 12 shotguns of yesterday. There is nothing quite like the original manufacture and high end quality these firearms provide. Most of my collection is with custom made stocks and forearms made from the finest merdel wood aged for over eight years before being cutt and shaped into works of art. I am dam near afraid to shoot these guns now as most of the collection has not seen shot since the early severties. The old model 94's still see the shooting action from time to time and wiley coyotee is generally headed for woods.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:41:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 4:44:08 AM EDT by GunnyG]
I've been working on a John Moses Browning collection for a few years now, and I don't envision getting a real M1918 BAR, M2 or M1919 any time soon. The guns he designed for Winchester are things of beauty. So far I've got:

-1886 takedown in .33 WCF
-1892 takedown in .25-20
-1894 takedown in .30-30 (and it's pre 1898!)
-1897 takedown in 12 Ga
-1902 .22s /.22l

and recently, I missed getting a nice 1895 saddle ring carbine in .30-40 Krag, by this -> <- much....
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 7:34:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:11:25 PM EDT
That 9410 is the only thing I have any interest in looking at.

But then I bought my Model 94 in 1985 or thereabouts.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:54:16 PM EDT
Winchester is just a trademark. The model 1894 will be back soon.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:35:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:08:05 AM EDT
At an auction yesterday, Mdl 94s in 30-30 were going for ~400. A couple 9422s went for ~425. Mdl 12 Commercial riot went for ~500. Mdl 12 field guns showing use went for ~300. A couple Mdl 37s went ~200. None of those were my cup of tea, but the prices are up about $50 since the last auction by the same outfit in November.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:57:33 AM EDT
I recently got a 1300 Camp Defender. More becase of the price. Gander Mountain had it on sale for $299 and then gave another $30 off that price. I figured for $269 I couldn't go too wrong. Mine has a 22" barrel and you can change chokes. I want to try it on sporting clays for fun.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:05:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By Bumblebee_Bob:
That 9410 is the only thing I have any interest in looking at.

But then I bought my Model 94 in 1985 or thereabouts.



CDNN has those, I do not remember the price.



$489.99

Way to much for a novelty gun. I have no real use for one, though they've always piqued my interest.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:30:57 PM EDT
Bought a winchester .30/30 yesterday at china mart, $278 plus tax. I'm happy.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 3:42:35 PM EDT
I picked up a sweet NIB 1300 defender from a woman who wanted it out of the house for $200. I'm pretty happy with it.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:48:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By DvlDog:
i noticed in the newest CDNN catalog that they jacked up the prices on all their winchester stuff. "OH NO THE FACOTRY CLOSED" i like CDNN but jacking up the prices 20% is pretty scummy



I did not check the prices, but saw similar signs at Gander Mountain.



I went to Gander Mountain today to look at a Win 70 that they had on the clearance rack a few weeks ago. They had 4 in 2 different calibers and they wanted $525. Today the price on the clearance rack for the 2 left was $695.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:23:07 PM EDT
I have a Winchester model '97 shotgun being restored/repaired as we speak. With a cowboy shooting action job, it should do quite well for home defense. I have another '97 receiver and barrel in my safe waiting on restoration/repair. They are being used in cowboy shooting competition and they seem to be holding up quite well.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 2:00:36 PM EDT
Since the factory closed,I have bought 3 mod 94 rifles,30-30.Just setting on them till the prices go up a little.
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