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A model 1894 Winchester 30WCF 30-30 cal. A friend of mine died and his family is looking at selling some of his guns. The money will be given away in his name, but they are not sure what to ask for the gun. The gun is in working order and in good/ok shape. Thanks for the help. The money will being to to places in Perham.

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I asked a local auctioneer a similar question once. His answer was "It's worth whatever someone wants to pay you."

I would go to a library and look at a bluebook gun value book and you could get a rough idea. Poke around on some of the gun boards on the net. Ask a dealer, ot maybe a pawn shop.

Seat of the pants figure would be about 500 bucks - maybe more. A lot depends on the age and condition, along with caliber. The uncommon calibers command higher value.

If it has been refinished or altered, that might actually drive the value down.

The market on old Winchesters went nuts a few years ago when they stopped making them. It has come down some, but these old levers, along with pre 1964 Model 70's can command good $$$ yet.

(Hint - If any one comes across a pre 64 Model 70 left hand in .338, Im you your guy, LOL)

Good luck!

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Thanks for the info if anyone knows someone who would be interested let me know. I'm not looking to sell it for a lot of money. The money will be going to the Perham library.

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Post an ad in the for sale at the top of the forum. I'll tell my brother in law and father in law, they like these old Winchesters.

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A model 1894 Winchester 30WCF 30-30 cal.

I just checked a site, that model with the octogon 26" barrel, walnut stock, cresent butt stock is starting opening bid at $725.00. Two other stating at $800.00 and $1000.00.

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From the most recent Steve Fjestad Bluebook of Gun Values

Model 1894 Rifle .30-.30 Win. (.30 WCF)

100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30%

N/A 1950 1675 1350 1150 925 850 675 575 500

To sell it quickly - Call Leroy Mertz in Fergus Falls (although you will likely not get the prices listed above for it). By the way - 100% would be new in box with all documentation, and would be the gun that would be worth whatever someone was willing to pay for it.


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