Winchester Firearms Value/Serial Number Book List & Contact Information

Important Resources:

George Madis -- For dates of manufacture and some of the most detailed information on Winchester, be sure to include the George Madis Website in your research. Madis was a true friend of Winchester through many years and was considered one of the World's most knowledgeable resources on Winchester firearms. Although many in the current generation have not been exposed to his research, for the rest of us he will always be "Mr. Winchester." Books and other information are available on his site: You can contact them by email at: and His family continues the great legacy he began.

Buffalo Bill Historic Center / Cody Museum -- This is probably the only place in the world that contains significant original information on historic Winchester rifles and shotguns. The Cody Museum has resources for doing original research and even provides certification letters on Winchester firearms (for a fee). They also offer some specific serial number information derived directly from original records. Click here for a list of records.

PLEASE NOTE: The Cody Firearms Museum staff is able to respond to general questions regarding firearms and firearm-related issues beyond the scope of the Records Office on a limited and complimentary basis. Contact Curatorial Assistant Daniel Brumley at 307.578.4117 or Response times to such inquiries vary with the workload of the curatorial staff. The staff is unable to respond to gunsmithing, highly technological, or hand-loading inquiries. If you are looking for specific information on your Winchester,  visit Firearms Records or contact the Records Office at

The following books contain at least some information on gun values of Winchester brand firearms. The book names are provided as a helpful service and we can accept no responsibility for the accuracy of this listing or the gun values and information contained in the books

Blue Book of Gun Values
Blue Book Publications
8009 34th Ave. South
Suite 175
Minneapolis, MN 55425
Phone: 952-854-5229
Fax: 952-835-1486
$10 per gun question, payable by credit card. Written appraisal service at $20 per firearm. Ask about the Preferred Customer Service Program (PCS) which can reduce the cost of your research.
Phone: 800-877-GUNS (2-5pm CST/CDT only)

Flayderman’s Guide
Krause Publications
700 E. State St.
Iola, WI 54990-0001

Modern Gun Values
Krause Publications
700 E. State St.
Iola, WI 54990-0001

The Gun Collector’s Handbook of Values
Coward-McCann, Inc
200 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Modern Guns
Collector Books
Box 3009
Paducah, KY 42001

Williams Blue Book of Gun Dealing
Williams Gun Sight Corp.
Davidson, MI 48423