View Full Version : Winchester Model 94AE Trapper Carbine in 45 Colt
07-20-2008, 10:31 PM
Hello. I wanted to get some ideas and feedback regarding this rifle. I was thinking I could take this camping, hunting, range/desert, and for home defense. My wife isn't a bit fan of firearms so I have to make it count and I want something for everything I might need or want to do. I would greatly appreciate some honest feedback. Also, this rifle is around $750-$850. Also, if you can give me some other possible alternatives and/or options would be appreciated. Thanks...
07-20-2008, 10:36 PM
I sold mine with a Wrangler hoop installed to a fellow member here for $650 about 18 months ago. It was LNIB with less than 100 rnds fired. I think the price is high but would be excellent for all of the above. I have a 357 and 44 left if you are interested and live near Sacto.. They are great guns.
07-21-2008, 12:31 AM
I have shot the 44 mag Trapper and I wish I could find one to buy. The 44 mag is available in a wide choice of power level and bullet types. Not quite as many choices for 45 LC unless you get into specialty ammo. 44 or 45 you will do just fine either way. Got a handgun in either caliber? Or planning to buy one? ; ) That could decide it.
07-21-2008, 7:02 AM
Also, this rifle is around $750-$850. Also, if you can give me some other possible alternatives and/or options would be appreciated. Thanks...
Price is high;). You might see if you can find an equivalent Marlin.
07-21-2008, 8:51 AM
I got a Marlin Cowboy in 45 LC for $450.00 - long barrel though, wouldn't think of it as a walking around gun. I'd take the Marlin over the Winchester in general. Their Camp Gun with 18" bbl sounds like what you want but the chambering is 45/70 - a bit more "oomph" than the LC. I have one and it is very transportable & handy though.
07-21-2008, 9:09 AM
I prefer the Marlin.
My .45Colt Marlin was one of the Big 5 specials. It's been mildly tweaked and runs great.
07-21-2008, 9:17 AM
My I sugest the Puma (Rossi). They are available in a variety of vinishes, calibers and barrel lengths . I got mine in 454 cas which cycles all 45LC ammo exually well and has the added benifit of being able to shoot the much more powerful 454 cas ammo if you wander into the woods near bear country. Since its available in stainless and a variety of barrel lengths its easier to find one that fits what you are looking for easier. It is a copy of the Winchester design and are slick little rifles. I actually sold my Winchester 94 in 45LC and kept the Puma in 454 cas instead. They also have an average shelf price of around $400-$500.
07-21-2008, 11:02 PM
Thanks guys for your honest feedback, now back to the drawing board...and some thinking...
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