I have my Grandpa's 1960 Model 94 in .30-30. Nothing goes together like a Winchester and a Colt. My dad and I both have Model 92s, reproductions because they never leave the back floorboards of our pickups and a Miroku-Winchester Model 1886 in .45-90 that is one of the finest rifles I've ever fired. I also want to get a Model 1866 in .38 Spl to convert to .41 to go with my 1889 Navy.
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Almost all my long guns are old classic winchesters. I bought a 94 30-30 new when I was I think, 15 in 1956. Dad also had some. I have his 61 .22 lr with octogon barrel he bought in 1937 or so. I also have a 95 carbine 30-40. a 64 30-30, 70 hornet made in the first year, 1937, 300 H&H about 1952, a 1890, a first year model 88 in 308, a 97 12 gauge, a nice 63, dunno seems I may be forgetting one or two.
Ive got a few myself, 2 Model 94 Field guns, a unfired Model 94 Classic with 26 inch octagon barrel and high grade wood thats a safe queen, 2 Model 70 Featherweights and my old duck gun a Super X Model 1
I've got about 70 Wichesters. Actualy they're my first love. '66's, '73's, '76, '86's, '71's '92's, '94's, 95's, '90's, '93, '97's, '06's, '12's, 42, 70's and many others. Probably 95% are pre 64's. My first Winchester was an 1873 .44-40 rifle made in 1883 given to me by my uncle. He also gave me my first Colt SAA, so it's easy to see why he's my favorite Uncle. My favorites are Model 1892's and 71's. The action on a good '92, '86 or 71 is like butter, unlike the clunky 94. IMHO
You got a nice rifle. And it makes it a little interesting that it isn't the expected 30-30. I bet it looks just like my 1947 or '48 .32 Special except with a shorter forend just past the front barrel band.
I have 1 model 94,30-30, centennial '66 carbine. It was given to me in 1966 or 1967 by my grandfather. He collected Winchesters, primarily. He had about every model of Winchester. He didnt hunt or even shoot much ,just liked to read about and collect old Winchesters. He also had a bunch of muzzleloaders and a few Colt SAA's. (first Gen). I rememebr him showimg me a '73 I think it was and telling me it was the gun that won the West. Of all his Winchesters I always liked that slick, smooth action of the model 1892. After He passed away in the early 70's my Grandmother sold all his over a hundred guns to 1 collector for 35,000$ She was afraid someone would break in and rob them all. He had all his guns in a gun room-no special locks, and no fireproofed anything. He also had a fine Burgess shotgun collection.
When I go into Cabellas gun library I see many of the model Winchesters He had (maybe some of his). One was listed at 29,000$. I can imagine what his collection would be worth nowadays.