What is the value of a Winchester 30-30 rifle Model 94?
I think this is the same as the "Fancy Sporting Rifle" in the Standard Catalog of Firearms. This guide suggests a retail value of $1800 in NRA Good (80% original finish) plus 20% for the takedown feature. If it happens to be have extensive factory engraving, it would be a LOT more.
This rifle and carbine were made in 1969. My guide suggests a value of $395 for either. This price is for a gun that has never been handled and is still accompanied by all the original paperwork and the box, including the pasteboard sleeve. If you are missing any of these accessories or the gun has been fired, it becomes a fancy shootin' iron instead of a collectable.
Bubba - my guide suggests a value of $350 NIB. Doubt if there would be much of a premium for a sequentially numbered pair. Having One Shot Fired, will make that one less than NIB condition, but as a fancy shooter, it would be worth almost as much.
Roy Franco - 1975 and $165.
To Everyone with a Model 94, Gene, Tina and Thomas - Value will depend on configuration and condition. We know that Gene has a rifle (26" barrel) and Tina's is chambered for the 30/30 cartridge. There are also carbines (20" barrel) and trapper carbines (14-16" barrels), different magazine lengths, a variety of cartridges, deluxe models, etc. I'll assume that you all have the most common, a standard sporting rifle, one of the most popular cartridges, and NRA Very Good condition (95% of the original finish and all original parts). For guns made before 1964, all models (rifle, carbine, trapper's carbine) are close to the same value for the basic gun without special features EXCEPT the "Eastern" carbines nade without a saddle ring from 1940-1964, which are much less. When I quote a value, I am quoting from one of the standard books, but books don't buy guns. The true value is the amount a willing seller will accept from a willing buyer. Of course, one reason a gun could bring more than the guide books suggest is some documented association with a famous person or event. If you can prove it once belonged to Buffalo Bill or one of the original Texas Rangers, there is no established value guide. Even a connection to a Texas law enforcement officer in the 1900-1930 period would add a significant amount.
Gene - Your rifle was manufactured in 1928. The 26" barrel would be a special order feature and may add 5-10% to the value, so about $1800. If there is documentation of its use by the Coal Mine Police, someone with a connection to Pittston may pay more, but lacking documentation, the story isn't worth a nickel.
Tina - Your gun was made in 1950. With no special features, it should retail for about $1675.
Thomas - Did the person who said it is worth 5 grand offer to pay that much? If your gun fits the description I have assumed, take the $2200 and run. However, if it is in 100% new condition, even a standard sporting rifle COULD attract a buyer with $5000. But even if 95%, add 30% if manufactured prior to 1899, up to 50% for deluxe features (fine wood, checkering and engraving), 20% if it is a takedown model, and another 20% if chambered for one of the scarcer cartridges. So, a base price of $1675 increased by 120% is almost $3700. Maybe with all these features and a couple of special order items it could reach the 5K mark, but not likely.