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Winchester '94 pre '64

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Post by parabelum » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:01 am

I've had this 30-30 Winchester now for several years. I shot maybe 10 rounds through the entirety of my ownership.
Now I'm thinking about selling/trading it potentially (this is not a for sale/trade post), but I'm on the fence.
On one side, I never shoot it. Just sits in the safe.
On the other side, I'd like to get another AR or AK since I tend to shoot those more frequently.

Question is, should I keep it or trade/sell?

What would you do?

(I'm subliminally looking for someone to talk me out of selling :mrgreen: ).

It's a '53 by the way.
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Re: Winchester '94 pre '64

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Post by allisji » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:13 am

If you were in the Houston area, I'd offer to buy it from you. But I know that you really want to keep it, anyway!

This sounds like something that you'd ought to keep in your family as an heirloom. How's that for a reason not to sell it?
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Re: Winchester '94 pre '64

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Post by Lynyrd » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:17 am

I would never sell my '94. It's a 1951 model by the serial number. It has sentimental value, but even if it didn't I wouldn't sell it. Hard to find guns like that. You'll probably have some regrets if you get rid of it.

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Post by LSUTiger » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:17 am

I would be interested in buying if you were selling.
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Re: Winchester '94 pre '64

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Post by parabelum » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:40 am

Pretty much what I was thinking too. If I sold it, I'd kick myself in the rear probably right away, and within a month, I'd be looking for another one.

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Re: Winchester '94 pre '64

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Post by Richbirdhunter » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:22 am

You can save your money and buy an AR piece by piece but once that 30-30 is gone, it's gone
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Re: Winchester '94 pre '64

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Post by parabelum » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:31 am

Richbirdhunter wrote:You can save your money and buy an AR piece by piece but once that 30-30 is gone, it's gone

Excellent point!
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Re: Winchester '94 pre '64

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Post by Dan20703 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:51 am

My standard protocol is that unless I truly dislike a gun I never sell them.
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Post by Weg » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:52 am

Some of my greatest "gun" related regrets were due to selling one gun to acquire another. Don't do it! Just save up and buy an AK. I once sold a Soviet WW2 bringback SVT-40 with bringback papers and all, to buy another gun. I can't even remember what the gun I bought with the money was! But I remember that SVT. Don't do it.

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Re: Winchester '94 pre '64

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Post by VMI77 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:12 am

parabelum wrote:I've had this 30-30 Winchester now for several years. I shot maybe 10 rounds through the entirety of my ownership.
Now I'm thinking about selling/trading it potentially (this is not a for sale/trade post), but I'm on the fence.
On one side, I never shoot it. Just sits in the safe.
On the other side, I'd like to get another AR or AK since I tend to shoot those more frequently.

Question is, should I keep it or trade/sell?

What would you do?

(I'm subliminally looking for someone to talk me out of selling :mrgreen: ).

It's a '53 by the way.
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Re: Winchester '94 pre '64

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Post by The Marshal » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:17 am

I have a 1952-53 Winchester Model 70 Featherweight .243 rifle.
I thought I was going to sell it for $200 until I found out how much they go for. Wow.

My wife calls the gun safe "Hotel California"

Because the guns "can checkout any time they like, but they can never leave..."

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Re: Winchester '94 pre '64

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Post by Richbirdhunter » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:19 am

The Marshal wrote:I have a 1952-53 Winchester Model 70 Featherweight .243 rifle.
I thought I was going to sell it for $200 until I found out how much they go for. Wow.

My wife calls the gun safe "Hotel California"

Because the guns "can checkout any time they like, but they can never leave..."

:smilelol5:
Your wife is funny! I'll be naming my gun safe today.
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Re: Winchester '94 pre '64

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Post by parabelum » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:23 am

VMI77 wrote:
parabelum wrote:I've had this 30-30 Winchester now for several years. I shot maybe 10 rounds through the entirety of my ownership.
Now I'm thinking about selling/trading it potentially (this is not a for sale/trade post), but I'm on the fence.
On one side, I never shoot it. Just sits in the safe.
On the other side, I'd like to get another AR or AK since I tend to shoot those more frequently.

Question is, should I keep it or trade/sell?

What would you do?

(I'm subliminally looking for someone to talk me out of selling :mrgreen: ).

It's a '53 by the way.
If you sell it Obama might consider you a dealer and you could be prosecuted. "rlol"

Maybe if I convert it to shoot water vapor I'll be good? I may even get a "green" subsidy. :waiting:
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Re: Winchester '94 pre '64

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Post by Surgeon » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:46 pm

I was lucky enough to come across one a few years back in 30-30. A good friend has taken it apart and needed some help reassembling it so he brought it over....all in plastic ziplock bags filled with screws, springs and...well, you get the picture. The stock had a small crack so I went to work on it. About three weeks later I finished it including repairing the crack and restoring the finish. And it looked pristine.
Long story short, he agreed to trade it another rifle I had. I leave it displayed in my office at home and test fired it once but I finally own one and someday it'll be my sons.
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