Pawn Shop Circuit: Ignorance & Old Winchesters
Last December I had missed out on a Winchester 1894 at Dave's shop that I suspect was a pre-64 rifle. Thus, when Neil handed me this particular rifle, chambered in 30-30 and priced attractively at $139, I was not going to dicker. The serial number, 2748XXX indicated it was made in 1964. It had a metal buttplate, but the action pivoted on roll pins instead of solid pins. The furniture was very nice walnut that wore an unfortunate polyurethane finish. The bluing was fair to middling for a rifle this age. It had a hooded front sight, with a micrometer rear sight. I decided to not take another chance. I gave Neil $50 and told him to put the rifle on lay away.
Since the Winchester factory is history, I figure it is time to buy, and at $139, I really can't lose. If nothing else, I will be more educated regarding these rifles when one pops up again.
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