Some good information about Winchester Commemorative Rifles

(Yeah I know that the prices are probably vastly out of date. But none the less, this is some good stuff here to think about! Grumpy)Winchester Collector

 

Commeratives

Winchester Commemoratives were first introduced in 1964, with the Wyoming Diamond Jubilee.  Each Commemorative was issued as a reproduction of a historically famous gun model or to honor a historically significant person, group, event or institution relating to U.S. or Canadian history.

Commemoratives are generally of very excellent quality and are often embellished with fancy stocks and metal finishes such as silver, nickel, or gold plating.  Manufactured to be instant collectibles, they are pleasing to the eye.  As with firearms in general, not all commemorative models have achieved collector status, although most enjoy an active market.  Commemorative collectors prefer new unfired guns as issued in their original factory boxes (most of these boxes were highly decorated) and with all paperwork, wooden cases, boxed ammunition, and other artifacts issued with or relating to the Commemorative.

Commemoratives were produced in relatively large numbers and consequently the “rarity” generating the collector value is grossly less than the original Winchester models that have become antique collector items today.  However, an impressive collection of Winchester Commemoratives can be assembled for a fraction of the cost of the antique models, and all in new to nearly new condition.  Even though some of the Commemoratives are extremely rare, Winchester Commemorative issues are an affordable way for beginning collectors to put together a variety of collections of new condition Winchesters to suit individual interests (States, Centennials, Indians, Lawmen, Canadian, etc.).

Interview with a British WACA Member and collector of Winchester Commemoratives on YouTube

Listed below are recognized as Factory Issues or Special Order and not after-market productions.  Consult the Blue Book of Gun Values for New in Box (NIB) current average values.

Legend
Rifle & Carbine * Not Advertised in the US + European (E)
Year Model Scheduled Produced Orig Price
1964 Wyoming Diamond Jubilee 1,500 1,500 $99.95
1966 Centennial ’66 * 102,666 102,309 $125.00
1966 Nebraska Centennial 2,500 2,500 $100.00
1967 Canadian ’67 Centennial * 97,395 90,301 $125.00
1967 Alaska Purchase Centennial 1,500 1,500 $125.00
1968 Illinois Sesquicentennial 39,699 37,648 $110.00
1968 Buffalo Bill * 122,169 112,923 $129.95
1968 Buffalo Bill Museum Presentation 300 300 $1,000.00
1969 Golden Spike 73,619 69,996 $119.95
1969 Theodore Roosevelt * 56,060 52,386 $134.95
1970 North West Territories + 3,106 2,500 $149.95
1970 North West Territories Deluxe + 500 500 $249.95
1970 North West Territories Donation Model + 10 10 $1,000.00
1970 Cowboy 28,904 27,549 $125.00
1970 Cowboy Hall of Fame Presentation 300 300 $1,000.00
1970 Lone Star 55,259 38,385 $140.00
1971 NRA Musket & Rifle 58,927 44, $149.95
1972 Yellow Boy (E) + 5,500 4,903 $149.95
1973 R.C.M.P + 10,442 9,500 $189.95
1973 R.C.M .P- Members Model + 5,100 4,850 $189.95
1973 R.C.M.P Presentation Model + 10 10 Presentation
1973 M .P.X + 32 32 $78.00
1974 Texas Ranger 4,850 4,850 $134.95
1974 Texas Ranger Presentation 150 150 $1,000.00
1974 Apache + 10,200 8,600 $149.95
1975 Klondike Gold Rush + 10,500 10,500 $239.95
1975 Klondike Gold Rush Dawson City Issue + 25 25 Presentation
1975 Klondike Gold Rush Presentation + 15 15 Presentation
1975 Comanche + 11,511 11,500 $229.95
1976 U. S. Bicentennial 19,999 19,999 $325.00
1976 Sioux + 2,000 10,000 $279.95
1976 Little Big Horn + 11,350 11,000 $229.95
1977 Wells Fargo 19,999 19,999 $350.00
1977 Cheyenne 44/40 + 13,000 11,225 $300.00
1977 Cheyenne 22 + 8,221 5,000 $319.95
1977 Legendary Lawman 30,858 19,999 $375.00
1977 Limited Edition I 15,000 15,000 $1,500.00
1978 Cherokee 30/30 + 9,000 9,000 $384.95
1978 Cherokee 22 + 3,950 3,950 $384.95
1978 Antlered Game 19,999 19,999 $375.00
1978 One of One Thousand + 250 250 $5,000.00
1979 Limited Edition II 1,500 1,500 $1,750.00
1979 Legendary Frontiersman 19,999 19,999 $425.00
1979 Bat Masterson 8,000 8,000 $650.00
1979 Matched Set of One Thousand 1,000 1,000 $3,000.00
1980 Oliver F. Winchester 19,999 19,999 $520.00
1980 Alberta Diamond Jubilee + 2,700 2,700 $650.00
1980 Alberta Diamond Jubilee Deluxe + 300 300 $1,900.00
1980 Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee + 2,700 2,700 $695.00
1980 Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee Deluxe + 300 300 $1,995.00
1981 Calgary Stampede + 1,000 1,000 $2,200.00
1981 Canadian Pacific Centennial + 2,700 2,700 $800.00
1981 Canadian Pacific – Employee + 2,000 2,000 $800.00
1981 Canadian Pacific Presentation + 300 300 $2,200.00
1981 U.S. Border Patrol 1,000 1,000 $1,195.00
1981 U.S. Border Patrol – Member Model 800 800 $695.00
1981 John Wayne Standard 49,000 49,000 $650.00
1981 John Wayne Canadian 1,000 1,000 $995.00
1981 John Wayne Duke 1,000 1,000 $2,250.00
1981 John Wayne Matched Set 300 300 $12,000.00
1982 Great Western Artist I 999 999 $2,500.00
1982 Oklahoma Diamond Jubilee 1,000 1,000 $2,200.00
1982 American Bald Eagle Silver Model 2,800 2,800 $895.00
1982 American Bald Eagle Gold Model 200 200 $2,950.00
1982 Annie Oakley 6,000 6,000 $600.00
1983 Great Western Artist II 999 999 $2,500.00
1983 Chief Crazy Horse 19,999 19,999 $550.00
1984 Winchester-Colt Set 4,440 3,250 $3,900.00
1985 Boy Scout 15,000 15,000 $625.00
1985 Eagle Scout 1,000 1,000 $2,250.00
1986 Texas Sesquicentennial Carbine 15,000 15,000 $695.00
1986 Texas Sesquicentennial Rifle 1,500 1,500 $2,995.00
1986 Texas Sesquicentennial Set 150 150 $7,995.00
1986 Statue of Liberty 100 50 $6,500.00
1986 1 of 1000 – European Second Edition 250 64 $6,000.00
1986 120th Anniversary 1,000 1,000 $995.00
1986 Ducks Unlimited 2,800 2,800 $700.00
1986 Ducks Unlimited – Gold 300 300 $1,500.00
1986 Ducks Unlimited – Canada 1,400 1,200 $700.00
1987 U.S. Constitution 50 17 $12,000.00
1989 Italy Anagni 1 of 25 25 N/A N/A
1990 Wyoming Centennial 999 500 $895.00
1991 125th Anniversary 125 61 $4,995.00
1991 125th Anniversary European Edition 125 N/A N/A
1992 Ontario Conservation Officer Centennial 400 400 $1,195.00
1992 Kentucky Bicentennial 500 500 $995.00
1992 Arapaho 500 500 $895.00
1993 Nez Perce 600 600 $950.00
1993 Ducks Unlimited-Canada 1993 500 500 $750.00
1994 Limited Edition Centennial 12,000 12,000 $811.00
1994 Limited Edition Centennial – High Grade 3,000 3,000 $1,272.00
1994 Limited Edition Centennial – Custom 94 94 $4,684.00
1994 Browning Tribute 1 of 100 100 N/A N/A
1995 Florida Sesquicentennial 360 360 $1,195.00
1996 Wild Bill Hickok 350 350 $1,195.00
1997 Earp Brothers 250 250 $1,195.00
1997 25th Anniversary 9422 2,500 2,500 $606.00
1997 25th Anniversary 9422 – High Grade 250 250 $1,348.00
1998 IAM 3,000 3,000 $375.00
1998 Shoshone 250 250 $1,195.00
1998 Wal-Mart Wildlife Conservation 2,000 2,000 $560.00
1998 Klondike Centennial 450 450 $550.00
1998 Klondike Centennial-Deluxe 100 100 $1,000.00
2002 Heritage 1 of 1000-High Grade 1,000 1,000 $1,883.00
2002 Heritage 1 of 100-Custom 100 100 $5,200.00
2003 New Generation – 1st Edition 100 100 $2,995.00
2003 New Generation – 2nd Edition 110 110 $3,271.00
2005 9422 Custom Tribute 1 of 222 222 222 $2,313.00
2005 9422 High Grade Tribute (22 WMR) $1,050.00
2005 9422 High Grade Tribute (22 LR) $1,078.00
2005 9422 High Grade Legacy Tribute (22 WMR) $1,139.00
2005 9422 High Grade Legacy Tribute (22 LR) $1,085.00
2005 9422 Special Edition Tribute (22 WMR) $545.00
2005 9422 Special Edition Tribute (22 LR) $516.00
2005 9422 Special Edition Legacy Tribute (22 WMR) $606.00
2005 9422 Special Edition Legacy Tribute (22 LR) $551.00
2005 John M. Browning (30-30) 150 150 $1,107.00
2005 John M. Browning (44 Mag.) 150 150 $1,107.00
2005 John M. Browning (45 Colt) 150 150 $1,107.00
Special Issues
1983 Dodge Marksman (Central Region) 1,000 1,000 $250.00
1983 Dodge Marksman (Southeast Region) 3,565 3,565 $250.00
1983 Dodge Marksman (Corporate) 516 516 $250.00
1984 Dodge Marksman (Western Region) 775 775 $250.00
1984 Captain James Cook 100 100 $995.00
1984 Lander, Wyoming 400 400 $495.00
1985 Mark Twain 150 150 $475.00
1986 WACA Winchester/Colt 100 22 $2,695.00
1987 Coca-Cola 2,500 1,574 N/A
1987 WACA Trapper 45 Colt 250 250 $329.00
1988 U.S. Marshals Bicentennial 500 500 $1,995.00
1992 WACA 7/30 Waters 250 250 $695.00
1994 WACA Limited Edition Centennial 250 250 $690.00
1998 WACA 9422 500 500 $695.00
2001 Wild Turkey Federation 9422 1,900 N/A Auction
2002 Friends of NRA N/A Auction
2003 Wild Turkey Federation 410 2,200 N/A Auction
2006 Friends of NRA 1,200 1,050 Auction
2006 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 400 400 Auction
Private Issues
1981 WACA 30-30 Trapper 130 130 $250.00
1985 Roy Rogers, Jr. 3,000 $395.00
1985 Louis Riel 900 900 $749.00
1985 Louis Riel – Deluxe 100 100 $1,749.00
1990 Ties That Bind 14 $1,800.00
1992 Larry Bird 100 100 $2,995.00
American Indian Tribute 300 300 N/A
Great American Buffalo N/A N/A N/A
Custer’s Last Stand 300 300 N/A
1994 Limited Edition Centennial – Gold 50 50
1997 First Swiss American 300 300 (E)