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LGS Has Winchester 94/22 "Trapper" #16778139 12/29/21
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Last Thursday I was chasing guns up Bozeman, Montana way when I came across the coolest, niftiest, cutest Winchester 94/22 I had ever seen!
It was the Winchester 94/22 (L.R.) "Trapper Model".
I had never seen one before and I looked it over VERY carefully.
It was flawless and had very nice wood (Walnut) on it and the checkering was perfect.
The main reason I did NOT buy it was the price - $1,800.00 (one thousand eight hundred dollars - no sales tax in Montana!).
I was just not familiar with this model and my year old Blue Book showed a 100% gun to be $1,150.00 for this 16 1/2" barreled Trapper Model.
If anyone is interested the Rifle is at the Schnees Boot store in the back gunshop called The Powder Horn - 1-800-922-1562.
Anyone have any thoughts on that $1,800.00 asking price?
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Re: LGS Has Winchester 94/22 "Trapper" [Re: VarmintGuy] #16778682 12/29/21
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In this day and age you might as well throw any "Blue Book" out the window. My LGS had a 94/22 .22WMR priced close to $2K and it didn't last but a couple days.


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Re: LGS Has Winchester 94/22 "Trapper" [Re: tmitch] #16778818 12/29/21
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Tmitch: Thanks for that.
I have been on a terror buying Colt, Smith & Wesson and High Standard pistols and revolvers of late, and indeed many pistols and revolvers I thought were priced high (much higher than in my "Blue Book") got sold out from underneath me.
Case in point - just a month ago I was dealing/drooling on a near mint condition Smith & Wesson Model 17 revolver in a local gunshop and I actually saw it sell for $250.00 more than my year old "Blue-Book" rated it at?
Another quick case in point - a nice dwarf type fellow who frequents the gunshows in NW United States (Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and taxington) had SEVERAL Winchester 94/22's for sale (all new in the box by the way).
I tried everything to get him to come down just $100.00 in his prices (which I thought were very high!). - but to no avail.
This went on for the last year and a half.
Just saw him at the Bozeman, Montana gunshow and low and behold he has sold all those N.I.B. Winchester 94/22's!
Your advice on relying to much on the Blue-Books is no doubt valid - I still use them a LOT for establishing rarity and identifying most of the offered options on guns.
Thanks again.
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Re: LGS Has Winchester 94/22 "Trapper" [Re: VarmintGuy] #16781142 12/30/21
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I Agree with Both of you Guy's on the Blue Book of Gun Values, as it is useful for information, but as Far as price goes, yeah , your better off, using today's tools,(internet), Gun Auctions, etc..........IMO!
The Winchester 94/22's are nice, especially in the Trapper Model, but that's still a lot to pay for them! At least with the Gun Auctions it can help to see what their going for.


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Re: LGS Has Winchester 94/22 "Trapper" [Re: VarmintGuy] #16796057 01/03/22
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Thats a Grail gun for me,but no way I could justify that price.


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Re: LGS Has Winchester 94/22 "Trapper" [Re: VarmintGuy] #16840568 01/14/22
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I almost went back for an early model 9422 magnum that was priced at $1050.
It had some wear on it but was the early uncheckered model and I missed out.
In hindsight, after looking online at completed auctions I should have found a way to get it.
I may never see another one.
If you really want it then I agree with the above post that you can throw the Blue Book out the window.
We are in an historic time of rapidly increasing home prices, used vehicle prices and firearm prices.
The older wood/blue rifles that many of us clamor for are becoming fewer and farther between.
I have very few on my short list but if I run across one, I'm not going to be shy about paying for it.

Re: LGS Has Winchester 94/22 "Trapper" [Re: VarmintGuy] #16844106 01/15/22
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I had a pretty vast collection of 9422’s and still own several. I personally wouldn’t pay that much for it, but I have 2 Trapper models left, new in the box and wouldn’t sell them for $2000. You won’t get hurt at that price, just depends on how bad you want it. You never pay too much for a Winchester, you just buy too soon at times😁

Re: LGS Has Winchester 94/22 "Trapper" [Re: VarmintGuy] #16847630 01/16/22
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Blue Book isn't worth the paper it's written on. Prices ALWAYS obsolete. For more realistic prices check closed auctions on the big sites like gunbroker or guns America.


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