What is the year and appraisal of a Winchester 30-30 model 94serial 2304312?
The year of manufacture for serial number 2304312 is 1958. Value depends on configuration and condition. The former includes individual characteristics such as barrel and magazine lengths, a "flavor" (cal.) of cartridge, deluxe model or everyday shooter, etc. Special documentation may increase the value (e.g., who owned the gun, where used - I once had a saddle carbine taken off the body of a member of Pancho Villa's band w/ a handwritten letter signed by witnesses; bloodstains were still on the rifle - otherwise, it was just an "old gun"). Use one or more of the standard reference books for an ESTIMATE of APPROXIMATE VALUE (not going price-- for that visit visit www.antiqueguns.com and browse the auction pages),based on the criteria in the book (usually based on the NRA Condition Grading Definitions For Antique Firearms -- try http://www.oldguns.net/ or Google the question). The common thread for higher value weapons in the NRA (and others) categories is percent of original finish. Get a professional appraiser to look at it; your mileage may vary. Some very wise person here on the "Farm" pointed out that "...books don't buy guns....". The heartbreaking reality is that "book" value, is likely to be considerably lower than the PRICE someone is willing to pay and that you, the seller, are willing to accept. Don't forget the sentimental value when looking at an offer to buy ("..but that was gran'pa's huntin' rifle when he was a kid..." Don't confuse price, value and worth. Hope this helps and that you have a valuable or at least interesting piece to enjoy. -j.
With the serial number that you have supplied,your Winchester model 1873 rifle was made in the year 1894.i would have a appraisal done on your Winchester by a member of the Winchester collectors assoc.the value could be quite high.Your Winchester model 1873 third model rifle will bring between 800-3,250 dollars for a rifle with between 10%-50% of its original finish remaining.
Lets start with the year.With the serial number that you provided,your Winchester model 1894 rifle was made in the year 1954.With that said it would be hard to give you a accurate appraisal without a detailed description of the rifles overall condition and what condition of the bore of your rifle.Generally these rifles sell for between 350-550 dollars.
First, it is likely your rifle is a Winchester Cooey, not codey. The Cooey 71 is basically a Model 70 Winchester, but made in Canada. No relation to the Winchester Model 71, a lever action rifle. Value of any gun is based on EXACT make, model, year, caliber, condition. With the Winchester family, values change sharply from one production year to the next, due to manufacturing changes. You will need a hands on appraisal- value…
The rifle was produced from 1904 to 1923, originally known as the Winchester Thumb Trigger Model. In 1920, the rifle was renamed to become the Winchester Model 99, and it stayed that way until 1923 when the rifle was discontinued. Value is heavily dependent on condition, but should exceed $1,000. You will need a hands-on appraisal for a better answer.