View Full Version : "Sears" brand 30-30 lever rifle, should I get it?

Army GI
11-01-2008, 6:50 PM
So I was at my local pawn shop when this Winchester 94 caught my eye. Or at least I thought it was a Winchester. When I took a look at the rollmarks, I saw that it was a Sears brand rifle! A "Ted Williams" edition to be exact. The gun itself is nice and clean with just a little finish wear, scratches on the stock, and just a touch of rust and he wants a little over $200 for it.

I sort of had my heart set on an actual Winchester, but the fact that it's a Sears brand rifle is kind of intriguing, I think. Kinda of like a Rockola M1 Carbine. It goes back to the days before my time where you could just walk into any hardware store and pick up a rifle for the weekend. Should I get it?

11-01-2008, 6:51 PM
YES!!!!!!! but try to talk them down a little.

11-01-2008, 7:13 PM
The last one I saw sold for $150 in a shop. They are pre '64 Winchesters just with cheaper wood and hardware. So, how much do you think a pre '64 marked "Winchester" would go for in the same condition? Yea, a lot more. If you want it, get it!

11-02-2008, 3:49 AM
I think I saw this same rifle, I was trying to get a fellow calgunners to get it for his dad but he is backing out due to funding. Are all of them pre 64 Winchesters? Are all lever action Sears .30-30's Winchesters and possibly Marlins? No Mossbergs or other makers?

Army GI
11-03-2008, 3:15 PM
Alright I'm going for it. I'll post pics if I get it soon..

Anybody know of a place where I can get cheap 30-30 to plink with?

11-03-2008, 3:37 PM
Monarch makes very cheap .30-30 ammo.

Army GI
11-05-2008, 10:43 AM

11-05-2008, 12:29 PM
where can you get monarch ammo?

11-05-2008, 12:55 PM
Good choice on buying it

Army GI
11-05-2008, 5:38 PM
Yeah, I used to be a stickler for rollstamps and stuff, but I'm sure this Sears brand 30-30 will serve me just as well.