January 24, 2006

Buying History.

I picked up the Winchester Model 94 today. Boy was I in for a big surprise, of the good kind! First, I had checked the stores website on Sunday, they had it advertised on there for $50.00 less then they charged Ktreva. At first I thought it was a different rifle, but the medallion in the stock kind of gave it away. When I brought this to their attention they refunded her the $50.00 plus tax difference, and apologized for the mistake! How cool was that?

Here she is:

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Then I noticed something else about it that I hadn’t really paid attention to when I picked it out. It’s an Illinois Sesquicentennial Commemorative .30-30 carbine. It was made in 1968 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Illinois’ statehood. It’s never been fired, until I today it doesn’t look like it’s even been cocked! There is not a blemish, scratch or mark on it. It’s in pristine condition. It came in the original box (The box has seen better days) and with the paper work! Check out this registration card!

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Again, how cool is that? Fortunately Winchester still has their website up so I was able to register it that way and keep the original warranty card. I don’t know if the gun shop had this thing sitting around for the last 38 years and wasn’t able to sell it or if they bought it off of a guy that had it in his own private collection. Either way I don’t care, it’s mine now!

Now some people might tell me to put this up and never use it. To me that is an insult to such a fine tool. It begs to be shot, to be used. Would you buy a car and never drive it? Would you buy jewelry and never wear it? Well I’m not buying a rifle and not shooting it! The next time I can get some people together to go shooting, it’s going with!

Posted by Contagion in Things I find interesting at January 24, 2006 05:19 PM | TrackBack

I'd be out tonight with it! I love a lever action or a bolt action firearm! Have fun with her, she's a beaut.

Posted by: oddybobo at January 24, 2006 05:38 PM

Contagion, If I ever said anything to give you the impression that I like you...I take it back! Gloating about all this good stuff is just..just...NOT FAIR! I'm gonna go pout in the corner now.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at January 24, 2006 05:57 PM

Oddy, If I could I would... but there is no place for me to shoot around here.

Johnny-oh: Neener neener neener! It's not my fault my wife did real good by me this weekend. But you're a fool if you think I'm NOT going to gloat about it!

Posted by: Contagion at January 24, 2006 06:07 PM

Shoot it. Collectibles are for people who don't get dirty. Take care of it, sure, but shoot it.

Posted by: og at January 24, 2006 11:44 PM

I am so envious!

Posted by: Raging Mom at January 25, 2006 06:49 AM





Posted by: Ogre at January 25, 2006 06:59 AM

Sweeet! Mine is just a plain jane '94. Which means it's still a hell of a gun. I'm still fucking depressed about Winchester...

Posted by: Graumagus at January 25, 2006 08:45 AM


Posted by: jimmyb at January 25, 2006 02:24 PM