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You have a Win Mod 94 30 WCF manufactured in 1915 with saddle ring Flip up elevation sight behind hammer nickel metal barrel and receiver a compass in the stock etc any idea of the value?

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2011-09-14 08:34:31
2011-09-14 08:34:31

You have refered to the firearm as a Mod 94, I will assume the the barrel markings is "MODEL 1894" and not "MODEL 94" as this would imply a manufacturing date after the mid 1920's. Are you sure that the tang sight is original, as this would add the the value if it is. A plain Jane Saddle Ring Carbine fron that era in "new in box" condition could bring upwards $2000 if you find the right collector. A well worn one with little or none of its original finish left $350 to $400. These values assume the gun is in good working condition. Extras such as checkering, engraving, or high grade wood can add quite a bit to its value. Concerning the compass, in spite of the fact that in that era Winchester was much more agreeable to special orders or modifications I'm suspicious that that compass inletted into the stock is not original. If I'm correct it would detract considerable fron a high grade firearms value.

To add to this conversation, I am in possession of a Model 1894 carbine manufactured in the '20s as well. My rifle also has the 1/2" brass compass inset into the stock on the right side. Based on this coincidence, I am inclined to believe that this a factory option and not a user added feature.

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