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I know of someone who wants to sell his M94 Winchester .30-30 Teddy Roosevelt commemorative with a long (not sure of exact ") octogon barrel and saddle ring and lots of detailed quality engraving. It is either brand new or excellent - I' m not sure if it has ever been fired, but it looks pristine. Anyone have an idea what it might be worth?
 

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huntsman,

I bought this rifle (26" barrel) about 8 years ago, for $350. A friend of mine purchased one about 6 months ago and paid $425. I have seen others advertised between these two prices.

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I thought Teddy used a Winchester in 405?
 

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ddunn,

Teddy used just about all of the Winchester rifle models in a number of different calibers. He is most associated with the .405 because that was the Winchester caliber he used the most on his African Safari.

With regards to the .30 W.C.F. (.30-30), he call the 1894 Winchester in this caliber "the ace" after making a running shot on an antelope at 185 paces back in 1896/1897.

This is from an 1897 Winchester Catalog under WHAT A WINCHESTER .30 CALIBER CARTRIDGE WILL DO

" While on the cattle ranges recently, and obliged to use my rifle for fresh meat, I made quite a full trial of the .30 Winchester using a half jacket bullet, the nose being of naked lead. The bullet mushroomed on both tissue and bone, and it is as wicked shooting a little weapon as I have handled. Nothing that I struck got away. There is no recoil and no smoke; the weapon is very light and handy, and the range and penetration are excellent. "

"On the whole I think it is the most satisfactory rifle that I have ever had. It knocks down an antelope as if the beast were hit with a sledge hammer, and I should myself, without hesitation, use it for any game in America. The last shot I made with it was in company with a western friend, with whom I killed my first buffalo thirteen years ago. The antelope was 180 yards off, running. I struck him in the flank, the bullet ranging forward and coming out of the opposite shoulder, bringing him down before he had made another jump. My companion came up and looked at the hole the bullet made, shook his head and said solemnly, ‘I guess that little WINCHESTER is the ace‘; and I quite agree with him. “

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