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Old 07-09-2018, 1:47 PM
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Default Price check on isle 9 Winchester 94 in .30-30 1981

I saw one at a local gun store. So this would be a retail purchase. The rifle looks to be in very good condition. What would be a fair price?
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I saw one at a local gun store. So this would be a retail purchase. The rifle looks to be in very good condition. What would be a fair price?
I would pay about 350.00, maybe 400.00
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Personally, I'd pay more for a pre '64 in worse condition. That said, I agree with Goldfish for the price of an '81 vintage even though I won't pay that much.
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I wouldn’t sweat it for $400 - it might be a little high, but think about the alternatives: polymer furniture and bead blasted finishes?! I mean what is $50 anymore, a Starbucks run and a pizza?
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Yup, same...$350-450.00
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Wow, I'd like to know where I can find one for 350 to 400 like you guys are mentioning. I know that the price they're asking is a little bit on the high side but seriously 350? I've seen people asking $1,100 in the for sale Section for a Glock 43. That is one of the reasons why I didn't put the price in my original post. I wanted to get a feel for what someone else would pay for one.

I just walked out of a Big 5 in South City and they're asking 950 for a blued Ruger Mini-14. I know prices are a lot cheaper in other states and I've seen them myself but that doesn't seem to be the reality in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Wow, I'd like to know where I can find one for 350 to 400 like you guys are mentioning. I know that the price they're asking is a little bit on the high side but seriously 350? I've seen people asking $1,100 in the for sale Section for a Glock 43. That is one of the reasons why I didn't put the price in my original post. I wanted to get a feel for what someone else would pay for one.

I just walked out of a Big 5 in South City and they're asking 950 for a blued Ruger Mini-14. I know prices are a lot cheaper in other states and I've seen them myself but that doesn't seem to be the reality in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mid-eighties levergun just doesnt hold much value for me. Ive seen used marlins go for $500-600 around here, but thats for an older, more patinad rig..
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Wow, I'd like to know where I can find one for 350 to 400 like you guys are mentioning. I know that the price they're asking is a little bit on the high side but seriously 350? I've seen people asking $1,100 in the for sale Section for a Glock 43. That is one of the reasons why I didn't put the price in my original post. I wanted to get a feel for what someone else would pay .
What people are asking and what people get are two different things.
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What people are asking and what people get are two different things.

Fair enough. But is 350 a price that you would actually see in a local gun store or a brother-in-law price? Because I've never seen any prices like that in the Bay Area.
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You've got to remember, these guys are posting the prices that they'd pay. That doesn't mean they are willing to pay the market price.
A lot of guys here (not saying these guys) will only pay bargain basement prices on guns here.
Join gunbroker, do an advanced search and you can see what they have sold for on gb.
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I bought my 1980's Winchester 30-30 for $400
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Fair enough. But is 350 a price that you would actually see in a local gun store or a brother-in-law price? Because I've never seen any prices like that in the Bay Area.
Buy one on Gunbroker and have it shipped into your FFL.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/777720841
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I paid $149 for my '81 Winchester 9430-30 back in '81. I would check Gunbroker or Gunsamerica to see what they are going for now days.
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If I could find one now for $350-400, I'd be all over it.
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$350-$400 would be a good deal for a 94 Winchester now days.
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Dont pay more than $400
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Buy one on Gunbroker and have it shipped into your FFL.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/777720841

Buy it now $460, shipping $35, ffl fee ?, price is going to be over $500, not $350-$400.
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2018 Winchester 94 30-30 is $1000
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Buy it now $460, shipping $35, ffl fee ?, price is going to be over $500, not $350-$400.
I’m not saying thats out of line at all. On the contrary, that seems more inline with what i’d expect,(albeit a bit on the high side). When i said $350-450, i was thinking gun only, not including tax/DROS.

Just not seeing the pricing here in san diego, or on gunbroker where an 80’s-90’s lever gun is fetching north of $600-700 plus fee’s
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If its an 81 its probably top eject with no crossbolt or tang safety. This is a nice classic combination (the later angle ejects are better for using w a scope tho). Also, while pre-64 is generally preferable, the late 70s / early 80s model 94s are good guns. I have a 79 and its a fine shooter.

As has been noted, a modern Winroku will cost a grand or so (they are sweet guns if you can get past the tang safety and made in Japan part).

Based on what Im seeing for guns that actually sold on Gunbroker, I think $500 is reasonable. You could probably score one on GB for $400-450, but you wouldnt get to inspect the gun first, and youd still have to pay CA tax and DROS plus transfer fee. So I dont think youd save much money and youd add risk.





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Oh and regarding Big 5 and the Mini-14: they go on sale all the time. Paying full price there is nuts. But in any case if I wanted one Id probably go through Gun Genie. Looks like you could get a stainless one for $822 plus fees.




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$350-$400 would be a good deal for a 94 Winchester now days.
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Buy it now $460, shipping $35, ffl fee ?, price is going to be over $500, not $350-$400.
You are not going to find a Winchester 94 in decent condition for that price anywhere in California on a consistent basis...and I never said that was an achievable price. A price of $350 - $400 is not a "good deal" , its a smoking hot one off deal that you have to be in the right place at the right time to find.

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2018 Winchester 94 30-30 is $1000
Add 8% sales tax of $80, and DROS and you are at $1100.. now you know why no one will sell a serviceable good condition used 94 for just $350 - 400 in California unless its a fire-sale that requires you be in the right place at the right time...hardly the way to get one "now".

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I saw one at a local gun store. So this would be a retail purchase. The rifle looks to be in very good condition. What would be a fair price?
Here is a little econ lesson for everyone.. the price of a used gun will be driven by the price of the alternative, the same gun new.
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OP, asked for fair retail price...not tax, not shipping, not dros, just fair retail price.

How about OP share the price of the gun he's looking at.
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$650 is what they're asking.
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Wow, I'd like to know where I can find one for 350 to 400 like you guys are mentioning. I know that the price they're asking is a little bit on the high side but seriously 350? I've seen people asking $1,100 in the for sale Section for a Glock 43. That is one of the reasons why I didn't put the price in my original post. I wanted to get a feel for what someone else would pay for one.

I just walked out of a Big 5 in South City and they're asking 950 for a blued Ruger Mini-14. I know prices are a lot cheaper in other states and I've seen them myself but that doesn't seem to be the reality in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Not much difference down here.....https://www.big5sportinggoods.com/st...k#.W0ZtgDFlA1I
Ruger Mini-14 .556 Semi-Auto Ranch Rifle
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$650 is what they're asking.
Thats not too bad of a starting point. If you could negotiate down to say $500-550 and its:
1. Something youve been looking for
2. In good/great shape
3. Something that is hard to find in your area

...I say go for it!

For me, if they were firm at $650, man... i thinnnk id have to pass because of what i stated before, knowing that other examples have presented themselves for less coin. Just me, tho...
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Is it the standard or XTR version? XTR draws a higher price. Nothing wrong with the 80s vintage Winchesters and they are starting to climb in price. The product from 1964 to the early 70s was rough and ready; good shooters but looked cheap.
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Buy it now $460, shipping $35, ffl fee ?, price is going to be over $500, not $350-$400.
Plus around 8% tax. Why would OP buy something online when it is right in front of him, a lot cheaper?
I have an 80's vintage 30-30. It is a true Winchester, not a USRAC gun. It is actually a pretty nice gun in fit, finish and function.
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650 seems too high unless theres something special about it. Greg at Eddys Shooting Sports in Mountain View had one for 500 in his last mailer. Maybe check that out?


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Im not saying thats out of line at all. On the contrary, that seems more inline with what id expect,(albeit a bit on the high side). When i said $350-450, i was thinking gun only, not including tax/DROS.

Just not seeing the pricing here in san diego, or on gunbroker where an 80s-90s lever gun is fetching north of $600-700 plus fees
Yeah, a post 64 should not be over $500. I'm with you on the $350-400 price.
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Is it the standard or XTR version? XTR draws a higher price. Nothing wrong with the 80s vintage Winchesters and they are starting to climb in price. The product from 1964 to the early 70s was rough and ready; good shooters but looked cheap.

What's the difference between the two?
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XTR has checkered wood of a higher grade and when factory new a richer bluing. Id say its worth +$100 or so.




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Greg at Eddys just sent out another update and he has a 1957 Model 94 for $650. It would have to be in pretty good shape for me to want to pay that much, although the fact that it is C&R eligible makes it tempting.


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