Dating my winchester model 94
Would really like to know when this gun was made and how much it is worth.
Yours is one of the redos and is therfore less valuable than a "pre '64." This is the easiest way to check if one's Winchester 94 is a pre-64 or a post-64: The pre-64 will have a screw head visible in the bottom of the forward end of the lower lever link; the post-64 will not. 1922 - No gun can be evaluated w/o a full description of it's factory features and the remaining % of original factory finish on wood/metal, including any known defects like rust, cracks, dents, and it's mechanical operating condition.George Madis, Ned Schwing, etc.), in which case the data was extrapolated to the best of our ability.This information is no substitute for obtaining a Winchester Factory Letter from the Cody Firearms Museum (available for certain models and serial ranges) which in addition to the Serial Number Application Date, normally provide the original Received In Warehouse Date and Date Shipped from Winchester factory.Additionally, competition from other manufacturers like Marlin with their model 336, lever action, Winchester changed over from a top eject to an angle eject.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. The chart in this thread for serial # id show a lapse between 64 and 65 models.
The 65 models all start with 279 and the 64 models were all below 2,700,000. I am a newbie to the forum so any help is wonderful.
Most of the shortcomings of the post 1963 Model 94s were eventually corrected, but the pre '64 versions remain the most desirable of all Winchester Model 94s.
The post-64 Winchester model 94 begin with serial number 2,700,000.
This Angle Eject redesign was produced in 1983 at about serial number 5,300,000.
The Winchester Model 94 was produced by Winchester Repeating Arms Company through 1980 and then by U. Repeating Arms under the Winchester brand until they ceased to manufacture rifles in 2006.
Winchester name brand and the Model 1894 go hand and hand. Browning in 1893 specifically to be a perfect match for the new 30-30, which was smokeless cartridge.