The value is determined by the graded condition, and who you are trying to sell it to.That stated, the vast majority of the Model 94AE Carbines are worth something in the 5 - 5 range. second are you baseing your opinion on your local area . modern production rifle's might cost stuped new but have low resale value.In addition to the first two characters of the serial number, it’s also imperative in many cases to know the model number.EXAMPLES: If your rifle has the single letter “V” serial number prefix, that indicates a 1962 year of manufacture. (Notice there are no “I”, “O”, or “Q” serial number prefixes in use. My father gave it to me who had it stored away that my uncle had bought before that and had sold it to him, and my uncle bought it somewhere around 1964. My father gave it to me who had it stored away that my uncle had bought before that and had sold it to him, and my uncle bought it somewhere around 1964.I know that the pre-64 models are more sough-after and better, so is there anyway I can tell if its pre-64 or not? I know that the pre-64 models are more sough-after and better, so is there anyway I can tell if its pre-64 or not? The serial number is the best bet 95s had grip safeties as late as my 1982 model Put the serial number in here and it will give you the date of manufacture It seems that date of manufacture numbers are probably off as much as two years in this time frame. I'm just observing that the commonly used charts have to be wrong for certain time frames and wondering if experts somewhere had been able to come up with more accurate dates.There seems to be no records for the mid 1940's on a yearly basis but numbers suggest that they continued some production. Even the references I use say that some dates are just guesses.
This was done in conjunction with the sale of Marlin, and subsequent move to the Remington Arms plant in Ilion, NY.Speculation is that once receivers started being manufactured at the Ilion, NY, plant the prefix became MR.***While potentially not relevant to this specific thread.I have read that the 1964 changes started with #2,700,000. I have an Army Spruce gun that was supplied to the Army the first week of January 1918 but serial numbers for these rifles list them as 1918 through 1919 manufacture which is not possible. on the 1894 Saddle Ring carbine was easy enough to date it to 1897 mfg. Cody does not have records for 1894's after about 1906 as I think they were burned.
Winchester advertised 1894's to various government agencies all through 1917 as available in stock in large numbers so these rifles could have been made in early 1917. I don't care about the exact year of manufacture of my rifle, my guess it is probably early 1917 or late 1916.
For purposes of determining if your gun is legally considered an “antique” (pre-1899 DOM), the BATF has told us they use the DOM dates published by the manufacture (Winchester).