I have an opportunity to pick up an old Winchester Model 94 30-30, and am wondering what a fair price is for it. It was built in 1941 (the owner claims it was 12/7/1941 (and one of only a few they produced that day before being shut down because of Pearl Harbor) but I don't know who to verify the exact date). From what little I have read the pre 64 just about doubles the value of the rifle.
So how much should I expect to pay for this? I am not sure of the condition of the rifle, but should be getting some photos soon. How much will that affect the value?
Is there a way to verify the exact manufacturing date? I verified the year it was manufactured, but would like know if the date is accurate.
Thanks for all the info. I'll try and post pics as I get them.