Dating my winchester model 94
All of them that I have found thus far used the same flawed information found in George Madis' book (that he wrote back in the late 1950s). Serial number 954537 was actually manufactured in February of 1923.I am in the process of writing and publishing a new Winchester serialization book (using the original factory records held by the Cody Firearms Museum). The website you reference is another example of the erroneous information that I have repeatedly mentioned.
To the maximum extent possible, the dates of manufacture shown were obtained from the original Winchester Factory Polishing Room serialization records; otherwise estimates were made using multiple sources of information (e.g.
It could be a rusted tomato stake Standard Carbine, or a -20,000 Special Order Deluxe Rifle in pristine condition - you didn't say. "Very good condition" is too nebulous a term to assign a value to a firearm. Thanks There are no SN records for the Model 94AE, since the Winchester records were turned over to BATF with the closing of the Winchester plant in New Haven, CT in 2006, and they aren't talkin'.