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Winchester 94 vs. Henry

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by LarryO1970, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. LarryO1970

    LarryO1970 G&G Enthusiast

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    Guys & Gals ~

    I have a Winchester 94 (current production) in .45LC and was wondering if anyone would think it prudent to trade it (or sell it outright) in order to purchase a Henry Rifle.



    Opinions?

    Larry O
     
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  2. GUNZABLAZIN

    GUNZABLAZIN G&G Evangelist

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    Not a good deal in my opinion, not making 94's anymore. Henrys are a good gun, but its a Winchester wanabe, unless you going for a 1860 model. Or if you just like the look of the brass reciever,I would get one my self, but I won't get rid of my "94"

    My 2 cents
     
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  3. nathangdad

    nathangdad G&G Newbie

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    Well,

    as you have the one rifle I personally would not trade for basically the same thing in a Henry.

    Just take some time to get really good with what you have.
     
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  4. privateer

    privateer G&G Newbie

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    Both are great guns, I am a big fan of the 94 (mine were always 30-30) but the super smooth action of a henry is something special.
    I dont think you have a choice, you gotta own both.
     
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  5. bigbuddy21

    bigbuddy21 G&G Enthusiast

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    i agree with privateer, you got to own both.
     
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  6. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

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    Shown below are pics of my:

    (left) Henry .22 lever action
    (center) Winchester 30/30 lever action Model 94 rifle
    (Right) Shows size comparison and similarities of the two rifles

    I've promised my 8 y.o. grandson my Henry rifle whenever his parents will allow him to take it home. No doubt, I'd love to own a Henry Golden Boy eventually.
    Ox
     

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  7. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

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    I agree with what has been said....Keep the 94 and save up for the Henry. I don't think you again anything by selling the Winchester to get the Henry unless you are wanting to go to another caliber like a 30-30.

    That is one thing you did not mention.....are you wanting the Henry to get a more powerful cartridge or just something different?
     
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  8. LarryO1970

    LarryO1970 G&G Enthusiast

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    ... just really like the Henry ... but I agree, saving for the Henry w/o selling the Winchester is a better idea. To answer your question Morgan, The '94 I have is a .45LC ... but when I get a Henry, it will be a more powerful cartridge.
     
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  9. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

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    I wouldn't sell the M94 either. I'd just keep saving for the Henry.
     
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  10. cavman

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    do you guy's think model 94's are increasing in value?
     
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  11. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Evangelist

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    American made Model 94's started increasing in Value when Winchester was bought out and Production ceasesd on the Model 94...
    It was just announced that Japan will be making New Model 94's but they will never have the value that a Real Winchester has and will Gain,
    The most desireable are the Pre-Cross bolt safety and pre-tang safety Winchesters...and of course all Pre-64 Models.
     
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  12. cavman

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    My model 94 was manufactured in 1978, no cross or tang safties. 30-30. I never figured it was worth anything. I just liked it & it was my Dads. I have hunted with it several times & I took the hood off the front sight but still have it. My Dad bought it in about 1984, used but good condition. It was about his 5th & last one. Dad never kept his rifles or handguns. I have always considered it a very common mediocre quality rifle. I knew pre 64's were valuable. On second thought is the tang saftey the one the lever depresses?
     
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  13. SightNSqueeze

    SightNSqueeze G&G Newbie

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    Good decision. I passed up ownership of a little used .30-30 Winchester Model 94 when the wife of my best friend offered it to me shortly after he died. His cousin, another friend of mine, has it now. I'm not a big fan of lever actions, but if I had to have just one, it would probably be a Model 94.
     
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  14. don5544

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    Keep the 94. First it was your Dad's and later on that can mean a lot. Second the value will only go up.

    Save your money and buy a Henry later on.

    I have my Dad's old 94 in 30-30. You don't have enough money to buy it.
     
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  15. Capt'n Mil Coll

    Capt'n Mil Coll G&G Evangelist

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    Just do like I do...get both then buy more.
     
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    I never had a chanse to try Henry, but this little Winchester (30 30) is my favourite peice of iron... not sure when it was made, I'll check...
     
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  17. cjleete

    cjleete G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    THe 94 hasn't been anything special since the 1960's. My Marlin guide gun has nicer fit and finish than most model 94 commemeratives. They stopped production for a reason, not enough people were willing to pay 21st century prices for the same rifle that sold for 99 bucks at Wal-Mart only 25 years ago.
     
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  18. littlestoney406

    littlestoney406 G&G Enthusiast

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    Love my 94. First rifle my dad ever gave me. It's a 73 30-30 and a little rough, but wouldn't trade or sell it for anything.
     
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