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I'm thinking of selling it, my wife prefers 357 mag and isn't interested
in shooting it in competition.
It sure knocks down the 200 yard rams but she'd rather have another 357 mag.

It's got some slight rust pitting on the left side of the receiver.
Otherwise it's in fairly decent shape, cycles everything with one finger.
Has a plastic butt plate instead of a rubber pad.
I may put it up on here or GunBroker depending.

I'm looking for an idea of price.
 

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Its gonna come down to what model your 1894 is, pre or post CBS manufacture, and condition. My 1894P with the ported 16.25" barrel commands a high price since it was only made for one year. If you have a limited production 1894--it could be worth more than what you think. I would look at the online gun sale sites to see what comperable models are going for.
 

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Thanks it's actually an 1894S.
I took some pics but cannot get a pic of the bore even with a borelight.
The bore is bright and clean, small nick in the stock.
The gun has been shot and it's a shooter.

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Last 2 pics

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Around my parts I'd expect to see that in a gunshop with about 450 on it. A little room for dickering and it would probably sell for about 425-450 out the door.
 

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I paid more than that so I'd keep it for $450.
I'll probably put it up on Armslist and see how well it does there.
 

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Around my parts I'd expect to see that in a gunshop with about 450 on it. A little room for dickering and it would probably sell for about 425-450 out the door.
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You'd be suprised what you could sell it for! I have a 1894 44mag pre safety JM stamped (Keeper) I've seen some used and I mean well used in Pawn shops priced between $400 and $800 and people buying them too, I could'nt believe it!!!!
 
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I just posted it on Armslist, no bargains on there so it'll feel right at home.
Once I sell the gun I'll probably sell the ammo as well.
Whoever buys it will probably want the ammo as well.
If I don't sell it I'll put a buttpad on it and either a Marbles tang sight
or a Williams peep sight and use it for silhouette.
kinda pricey as I don't reload.
 

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I think you can sell it for around $600 maybe more. AT $450, that would sell in a heartbeat.

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I put it up on Armslist for $750.
They always lowball on that site so we'll see what happens.
I was looking at a Marlin 39a today but the stock did not match the fore end.
Guy wanted $750 for that.
When you sell online you have to price higher.
 

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Have you considered removing the freckling and re-bluing? I'd say that potentially knocks $100 off the sale price, whatever that may be.
 

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I've done everything I know to remove the freckling except to go at it with steel wool.
I know it hurts the price a bit.
I'll be at a couple of gun stores today and see if they have anything that might
work.
My concern with the 0000 steel wool is removing the bluing which would be worse.
 

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Rust freckling is removed with ultra-fine steel wool or, my favorite, bronze wool, and light oil. WD40 will work for this. If you use the oil, the bluing will NOT be removed unless you really go at it with steel wool. Bronze wool will not affect bluing no matter how hard you go at it. Can be had at most Ace hardware stores in the paint department. Worth the few bucks it'll cost in finish improvement. It also works well with Oxpho Blue, should you have to touch up some spots.

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I will pick some up at ACE today. I don't have WD40 I dislike fish oil.
But I have light gun oil which should do the trick.
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You'll be amazed what a little penetrating oil like Kroil and some OOOO steel wool can do to a gun with a bit if surface rust. It'll remove it, polish up the blue that is there, and in general shine her up real good. Almost all mine with less than perfect bluing get the treatment when they come to live with me.
 

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I tried to find some bronze wool but ACE hardware no longer carries it but they can order it.

I put an ad up on here to sell this gun for $650.
I'll try and find some bronze wool, otherwise I'll try the 0000 steel wool.
I know if I screw up and take off the bluing it will really devalue the gun.
The rust is actually very minor so hopefully it will come off and shine up.
 

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Rust freckling is removed with ultra-fine steel wool or, my favorite, bronze wool, and light oil. WD40 will work for this. If you use the oil, the bluing will NOT be removed unless you really go at it with steel wool. Bronze wool will not affect bluing no matter how hard you go at it. Can be had at most Ace hardware stores in the paint department. Worth the few bucks it'll cost in finish improvement. It also works well with Oxpho Blue, should you have to touch up some spots.

Stan S.
Stans4 has it right, send off for some bronze wool, it'll be worth the wait.

Good luck!

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