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What is the year and value of Winchester 1890 22 short in good condition. serial # 644229

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Hello, Mike -

1. I took the liberty of re-categorizing your question from Optics (binoculars, gun sights, lenses, etc.) where it landed, to Firearms.

2. I doubt most who volunteer to answer questions on Fixya.com are qualified to provide you a value for your rifle. For one thing, an appraiser would need to look and handle the rifle, which is a major challenge online. :) (Note: My now late father, a licensed auctioneer, used to sell the firearms of his friends who had passed away for their widows and I know he needed to look over all of the firearms in-person.)

3. As for the year your Winchester 1890 was manufactured, you are fortunate in that the Winchester Repeating Arms company provides a PDF document (you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader software (free) installed) listing the models of firearms and range of serial numbers and what year they were manufactured. This is the link:
http://www.winchesterguns.com/content/dam/winchester-repeating-arms/support/faq/serial-number-reference/Winchester-Manufacture-Dates-by-Year-2012-Scanned-Documents.pdf

Easier than looking through the lists on the Winchester Repeating Arms document, though, the database offered by the website for Antique Guns and Collectible Firearms and Militaria Headquaters
(home page: http://oldguns.net/ ), Winchester Dates of Manufacture:
http://oldguns.net/sn_php/winmods.htm
I think you can figure it out. :)

4. First, your local public library may hold a recent book or two listing estimated values of firearms. One title which is updated regularly is The Blue Book of Gun Values. Note: Using your local public library and its collections represents your taxpayer dollars at work!

Second, read the questions and answers about gun appraisers here:
http://forums.gunbroker.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=311759

Second, you can conduct a search using your favorite search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, etc.) using the following search phrase:
firearms appraiser
OR
firearms appraisals

Third, the International Society of Appraisers provides a database which can be searched. This is the link:
https://www.isa-appraisers.org/find-an-appraiser
Enter the word firearms in the search box.

The American Society of Appraisers offers a similar database:
http://www.appraisers.org/find-an-appraiser
In the ASA Specialty search box (only), choose Firearms.

Personal opinion: To find an appraiser to value your rifle, I suggest you do not go to a firearms dealer, who may opt to purchase your rifle outright, since he / she may have a vested interest in the value of your rifle. Be prepared to pay a fee for an appraisal.

Best wishes.

Posted on May 17, 2018

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Hi,

We, at FixYa, provide troubleshooting and repair assistance for a range of products like cars, electronics, phones, computers, cameras, etc.

You can find the information you require at the below llink:

http://www.gunvaluesboard.com/winchester-model-61-1462526.html

Thanks for using FixYa

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SOURCE: Have 2 30/30 Winchester Midel 94 rifles serial #`s are 1662105 and 2313533 how old are they ?

the 1662105 was 1949 (64 years)and the 2313533 was 1958 (55 years) at 90% $500 each and if all orginal,,20 inch barrel , w/o saddle ring The 30-30 was the most common and most popular so prices are not as high as other calibers. And it is condition,condition,condition

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SOURCE: The year my winchester 94 wcf serial number 1537734 was made and the value in good shapen

Sorry but we are not an appraisal service.

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Hello, Roger -

Fixya.com is a website intended for asking and answering questions on how to go about repairing things. Fixya.com is not a website which can provide valuation estimates for anything, except perhaps the cost of repairing some item.

I found the following information on the L.C. Smith Collectors Association website:
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Gun value is determined by grade and gauge rarity, amount of remaining original finishes, condition of mechanics and wood, and an intangible called "Collectability" (collectible gun values can vary upwards and downwards with demand fluctuations).

Another important factor impacting value is the "Historical Factor." In those rare instances, an otherwise low-grade and abused 1890 hammer gun, worth only the price of the nails used to hang it over the mantle, could be worth thousands of dollars if its provenance can be unquestionably connected to a colorful and legendary historical figure such as Doc Holliday or member of the Dalton gang; a famous show person or shooter such as Annie Oakley or Captain A.H. Bogardus; or a Hollywood actor such as Clark Gable or Humphrey Bogart.

Since it is impossible to accurately assess gun condition and originality, either by description or internet image postings, the L.C. Smith Collectors Association cannot, and does not provide estimates of gun value.

Possible sources for such value determinations include various internet auction sites, like GunBroker, Guns International, DoubleGunShop.com; and, outside the internet, The Blue Book of Gun Values, published each year and used by all gun dealers. Copies of this book are available in almost every gun shop and book store; and should also be available in your local library. Pay particular attention to the "condition" examples featured at the front portion of this book when evaluating your gun.

The Shotgun World website has a forum for questions regarding "Shotgun I.D. and Value".
http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewforum.php?f=5
http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=423424
Often, dealers who specialize in vintage double guns are willing to provide a written estimate of value for insurance purposes. When you ask a dealer to appraise your gun, understand what it is you want to know. If you tell the dealer you wish to sell the gun, you will receive a "wholesale" value. The dealer would be buying to resell, and the difference between his cost and the sales price is his profit. If you ask for a value for insurance purposes, you will receive a high valuation that is most likely more that the gun would bring on the open retail market; therefore the actual value of the gun lies somewhere between the wholesale and appraised value of the gun.
Also remember that "sentiment" is not a value factor; and therefore, never enters into any estimate of gun value. A part of family history is invaluable...to the family...but not to a purchaser of that "family treasure".

To better estimate/understand gun value, it is also helpful to visit large gun shows (like the Las Vegas Antique Arms Show or Wanamaker Gun Show in Tulsa), and note the prices of guns in similar condition and grade as yours.

Finally, please remember that "Knowledge Is Power", and the more research you do, the better you are prepared. Don't be timid about asking for information on the Forum; and additionally, we suggest you begin your research with a copy of John Houchins' in-depth work on the Smith gun, "L.C. Smith, The Legend Lives."

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1966 according the website at the link shown:

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FIXYA does not price firearms. You may want to use http://www.google.com and enter different words to see what you can find about it.


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Hello, Billy -

You are fortunate in that the Winchester firearms company provides a list of firearms manufacture dates and serial numbers.

This is the link to the Winchester Repeating Arms company home page:
http://www.winchesterguns.com/

You will see the Support link near the upper right of the home page: Choose that and then look for the Frequently Asked Questions link:
http://www.winchesterguns.com/support/faq.html

On the FAQs page, scroll down to #8, "What year was my Winchester manufactured? Click or tap on that link.

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Winchester Firearms Manufacturing Dates by Serial Number and Year; 1866 through the early 1990s.

Scroll down that page until you see an image with typed columns. Click or tap on that.

You will then be taken to a PDF (Adobe Acrobat Reader - free software) document which you can search through to find the year your firearm was manufactured.

On the first page of the PDF document, you will find toll free phone numbers you can choose to call for additional information.

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Some firearm manufacturers have information available on their websites so that firearms owners can determine the age of their gun. Winchester is one such manufacturer.

I do not find that information on the website for Savage. This is the link to the home page:
http://www.savagearms.com/

However, Savage Arms company does have a web page where one can fill out a form to send a request for information via email:
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To find a firearms appraiser, I suggest you use your favorite search engine (I use Google) and enter the following search phrase:
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* Is the appraisal business a member of the Better Business Bureau?

I am the daughter of an NRA approved marksmanship coach who also was licensed to sell firearms.

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