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I came across a Winchester 32 special model 94 rifle saddle gun. I have no idea what they are worth. It's in pretty nice shape....Anyone have any idea what they are worth????? I need to move fast on this gun. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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gunbroker has some listed in that caliber running 450 in "ok" to 800 unfired. some with the saddle ring, some without. engraved saddle models are fetching 1600 plus. how bad do you want it?
 

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I'm working on getting the serial number.....I don't know much about it.
 

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Be careful with Gunbroker prices. The listed prices are what the sellers want not what they sell for.

Do an advanced search on Gunbroker to find ones that sold and then you'll have an idea of the real value.
 

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If it's an older (pre WWII) saddle carbine with ring intact and in pretty fair condition, probably $500 and up? Mine in 32 Spl. was made in the mid 1920s, curved butt plate, no ring and about 50% of the bluing left. Many of them here in the east, had the ring itself removed long ago.

Be aware that there were some later M94 saddle ring carbines made and some commemoratives with saddle rings. For the most part, the older ones command the best prices, if in good condition.

You can look up M94 manufacture dates here:

http://oldguns.net/sn_php/windateslookup.php
 

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There are two ways to sell a rifle. First is to move fast and sell it cheap. the other way is to find out what it is worth from an expert by having it appraised and advertising it in the proper venue.

You have not even provided a picture, so basically it is impossible to give a proper estimate of value.

Moving fast and getting full value do not go hand in hand.

By reading your post I am not even sure if you are selling or buying?? Tom.
 

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i think hes buying....i think he needs to hurry up and find out what it is worth so he can buy it b4 someone does.......jmo
 

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HOGGHEAD HE IS BUYING AND IS TRYING TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT IT IS WORTH, I THINK DENNYF GAVE HIM A PRETTY GOOD IDEA WITH THE INFORMATION PROVIDED.
 

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Guys the point I am trying to make is you CAN NOT get in a hurry when buying a rifle you know little or nothing about. And it is 100% impossible to put a value on a rifle like that without pictures. Many pictures!! Sorry about that-but it is a fact.

I buy and sell alot of older Winchester 94's. And have a fair amount of knowledge about them. And I learned long ago that when you get in a hurry you make MISTAKES. Do you really think I am wrong about that??

When buying rifles like older 94's they can vary in price from $300 to who knows how much. And simply calling one a "saddle gun" carbine in 32 Special is not nearly enough information. Actually the term "saddle gun" means nothing to me. Never heard of a "saddle gun" model. "Saddle ring"---Yes. "Saddle gun"---No. Tom.
 

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Your observations are valid, but so is this, from the OP:

I need to move fast on this gun. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Yep, pictures and more details would've been better, but apparently the OP had/has an opportunity and wanted some quick help?

While most folks into such things refer to any Winchester lever carbine with a stud and ring, as a Saddle Ring Carbine (SRC), some still call them saddle guns. Guessing the OP isn't all that familiar with them, or he wouldn't have asked?

In my experience, SRCs generally command a small premium over non SRCs in the same chamberings/models, especially if they still have their original rings. The majority that I've seen in PA, have had their rings removed, like mine did when I bought it back in the 60s. Hunters here didn't need the ring and didn't want something rattlin' on their deer rifles.
 

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Winchester also made quite a few Eastern carbines which were SRs without the stud...for just the reason you said.

Buying old guns is like buying diamond jewelry. You either need to be savvy or completely trust the person you're dealing with or have someone along who knows what he's looking at....
 

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Pretty much how that works.
 

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Winchester also made quite a few Eastern carbines which were SRs without the stud...for just the reason you said.

Buying old guns is like buying diamond jewelry. You either need to be savvy or completely trust the person you're dealing with or have someone along who knows what he's looking at....

Both comments are very very true. But you did forget one comment. And the third thing is if you do not know 100% for sure then "WALK AWAY". I have seen alot of guys make alot of money on firearms over the years. But I have also seen guys who got in a hurry, and got excited about a firearm. Only to LOOSE alot of money. I learned a long time ago, unless you really believe someone is giving a rifle away, then it can be best to just walk away. Tom.
 

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True enough, but there are bargains to be had, if one knows what's up and is in the right place at the right time.

Used to be a huge Sunday flea market near here, at the old Silver Springs racetrack/livestock market grounds. Knew more than one guy that got there early every Sunday morning, to go around and see what "Mom'n Pop" were dragging out of the car to sell.

How'd you like a fairly minty Model 12 in 12ga, for one hundred dollars, back in the mid 80s? 'Course the guy that skinned the old boy who no longer hunted, out of his Model 12, wanted far more than $100 for it, afterwards.

I messed up at a gun auction a few years ago, by not paying attention when the 16ga M97 went for $250. Once missed a whack at another one in 16ga for $50, back in the late 70s. Kid that worked with us was selling grandpap's shotguns and that's what one of my coworkers paid for it, while I was unloading my work truck on the job that morning.

 

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Both comments are very very true. But you did forget one comment. And the third thing is if you do not know 100% for sure then "WALK AWAY".
Uh, isn't that what being savvy or having someone with you who is knowledgeable means?
 

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HOGGHEAD said:
Both comments are very very true. But you did forget one comment. And the third thing is if you do not know 100% for sure then "WALK AWAY".


Uh, isn't that what being savvy or having someone with you who is knowledgeable means?

Yes you are absolutley right. But the biggest mistakes I have seen made were from guys who thought they were "Savy or knowledgable". No argument here. Tom.
 

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I know everything there is to know about everything...'cept for when I didn't.

 

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had one and I would say buy it. They are a quick shooting straight gun would love to have mine back. traded it years ago for a black powder gun.
 

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HOGGHEAD said:
There are two ways to sell a rifle. First is to move fast and sell it cheap. the other way is to find out what it is worth from an expert by having it appraised and advertising it in the proper venue.
Sounds like he is the potential buyer.
 
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