I love the look of a buckhorn sight, but they just don't get it done for me anymore. Answer 94 30 30 winchester with octagon barrel Answer I have a '94 Winchester, saddle ring carbine, round bbl, mfg. One of the most notable changes occurred in the 1960s when production costs of the earlier Model 94 design increased dramatically, the company made the decision to find less expensive methods of production or face pricing itself out of the hunting market, which made up a large percentage of retail sales. I have a m94 made in 1953, and it's serial starts with 2002604. But perhaps these pages can help you somewhat in your research. You will need the Adobe Reader program to open this file.
It's a 90% rifle at least, 100% unmolested in any way. I figured it was from my personal research. It is in good overall condition. The reason for this significant changes was now, with the increased popularity of receiver mounted scopes, it was necessary as the older, top eject did not allow for a traditionally mounted scope. As a result, I had to have it refinished. Nope - nothing at all and maybe they have an advantage for big game hunting but a receiver peep sight will give you a 'natural' centering of the front bead and for target, small game or varmint hunting I believe this is an advantage to them.
The Williams sight isn't factory, but is a good sight. None are there just to punch paper, blow up clay or perhaps shoot at cooperative standing game. Seriously now, when production of the Model 94 was suspended in March of 2006, approximately 6. Wood is perfect and only has on scratch on the barrel. I have a Mod 94, built in 1953, that belonged to my dad. The 94's that bring real money are the rare calibers like 38-55 and custom order stuff like have ocatagon barrels and checkering on the wood and such. That mesns it was purchased by the state of texas for issue to dps troppers.
Hope you find one, as that would be a coup, but don't start spending the money yet. The gun has been used over the years but the bore is clean and bright and the wood is in good shape with the normal number of scratches and dings expected in 90+ years use. This was a marketing decision. And a walnut stocked 1973 vintage Model 94 is going to be head and shoulders over 90% of the plastic stocked poorly finished crap you'll find today. From a Mod 94 aficionado you did well.
I realize that the value of these ranges, just trying to get an approximate value. Thank you guys for all of the knowledge. The finish was a simulated color case hardened finish. Although I do love it when that happens Our soldiers were happier with the peep sights I think are better suited to long distance. The receivers of the post-64 guns were a sintered iron I believe, and didn't blue in the standard way.
There were quite a variety of commemorative models in the late 60's onwards that had various finishes, some were black chromed to give them a high polish blued look. Not looking to sell it but would like to restore to keep in the family. Year Ending Serial Number Year Ending Serial Number 1894 14,579 1934 1,091,190 1895 44,359 1935 1,099,605 1896 76,464 1936 1,100,065 1897 111,453 1937 1,100,679 1898 147,684 1938 1,100,915 1899 183,371 1939 1,101,051 1900 204,427 1940 1,142,423 1901 233,975 1941 1,191,307 1902 273,854 1942 1,221,289 1903 291,506 1943 serial numbers not available 1904 311,363 1944 serial numbers not available 1905 337,557 1945 serial numbers not available 19063 378,878 1946 serial numbers not available 1907 430,985 1947 serial numbers not available 1908 474,241 1948 1,500,000 1909 505,831 1949 1,626,100 1910 553,062 1950 1,724,295 1911 599,263 1951 1912 646,114 1952 1913 703,701 1953 1914 756,066 1954 1915 784,052 1955 1916 807,741 1956 1917 821,972 1957 1918 838,175 1958 1919 870,762 1959 1920 880,627 1960 2,469,821 1921 908,318 1961 1922 919,583 1962 1923 938,539 1963 2,586,000 1924 953,198 2,586,001 through 2,699,999 were not used 1925 978,523 1964 2,797,428 1926 997,603 1965 2,894,428 1927 1,027,571 1966 2,991,927 1928 1,054,465 1967 3,088,458 1929 1,077,097 1968 3,185,691 1930 1,081,755 1969 3,284,570 1931 1,084,156 1970 3,381,299 1932 1,087,836 1980 4,892,951 1933 1,089,270 About GunCollectionsOnline - -. I would never sell the rifle in any event, but I am curious how much it might be worth now. Most of the guns that were used and handled frequently have very little of the bluing left on them.
The standard blued finish carbines would rust or discolor easily, and w ere difficult to reblue by standard methods. On the pre-64 , it holds the link pin; the post-64 uses a horizontal link screw that doesn't require the stop screw hope this helps check these out to I have a similar Winchester 94 30-30 and from the above data web pages it was manufactured in 1978 463xxxx , and it looks like yours is a pre64 with the serial number less than 2,700,000. For Parts and Service call: 800. Did the original sight come with it? Lots of variables that contribute to value. The Winchester Model 94 was produced by Winchester Repeating Arms Company through 1980 and then by U. As to value, and with info provided, I can answer that question with absolute accuracy. We work hard to bring the best Firearms Forum has to offer! I've not goten any solid answers from texas or winchester, but it seems texas bought between 1000 and 4500 between 1950 and 1960.
I wouldn't get too wrapped up in its originality unless its in like new condition and you plan to keep it that way. Winchester has revived the model 94 and currently produces an 1894 since around 2012 Over the years the Winchester Model 94 was available in many different calibers, for example: the. It was unfortunately damaged water damage only in a fire. Obviously a pre-64 but there were a lot of variations. Join us to discuss firearms of all kinds, gun accessories, legal issues and more. Would that decrease tha value at all?. Winchester eventually went back to a regular forged receiver that blued normally.
I didnt get the original sight with it. It is so hard to find a short barrel lever action with an octagon barrel. I added a peep sight and have no problem hitting what I shoot at. Ive researched the serial number 4410387 came back 1976. If only an issue with some, would no blue left be more desirable or less? It was a culmination of the evolution of Winchester lever actions and proving to be an extremely versatile rifle. He runs the family farm and doesn't have time to research it himself. I'm glad I have an actual date range.