Winchester Model 94 .30-30

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  1. Jan 9, 2019 #1

    Curmudgeon

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    I have a .30-30 rifle that I bought very inexpensively many years ago. I am planning to pull it apart and re-blue everything and redo the stock and fore end, and do a deep clean and inspect.

    I ran the serial# and nothing special about it so I know I'm not hurting value, at least opposed to the 100 bucks I have in it.

    I have done this in the past with good results and the finish is still good on the couple that I did.

    Just curious if anyone else does such things.

    The beginning. The other side is just as worn/weathered.

    Stock left side.jpg Barrel left side.jpg
     
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    Right side:


    Stock right side.jpg

    Barrel right side.jpg


    Product to re-blue:



    Blue Wonder.jpg
     
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    What year does yours date to...!?


    Here's my top eject...circa 1977:


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    WoW...

    Looking forward to your progress on the project...

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    It's rough, lol. My Blue Book of Gun Values tells me it's worth 150 bucks in the condition it's in, so I figure I ain't out much if it doesn't turn out well.
     
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    Clearly this one hasn't spent it's life as a 'safe-queen'.
    Looks like it is overdue for some TLC.
    Have fun with it and don't worry about ruining it's 'collector-value' by taking away it's precious "patina":rolleyes:.
    You can only improve it.
    I've only done one project of making a bunch of junk parts into a camphouse gun.
    It needed to be able to survive 10 years with no maintenance so pretty was not an option.
    I even had 2 stocks to chose from:woo hoo:
    IMG_2097.JPG

    Be sure to take progress/process pictures of yours along the way. Lots of before and after.
    We wanna see.:wink:
     
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    Even in that condition, a more realistic value is $300 to $400.
    But I agree that the wood sure needs a re-do. I would likely leave the metal alone but that is your choice to make.
     
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    I bet that gun has some history behind it or was not taken care for a long time. Looking forward to seeing some after pictures
     
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    Waiting for more updates!
     

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