Received my 1894 on Friday and it is beautiful. As the previous owner told me it was new and never fired. No marks on the loading gate, no bluing worn off of the lever and the wood is perfect. My only worry was that when I went to work the action it was very sticky and stiff. So I stripped it down and found the thick grease and or cosmoline the factory used was dry and glue like. After about 2 hours of cleaning and re-assembling the action is as smooth as butter. According to the serial number it was manufactured in 1983. I want to thank all the forum members for their help and advice they had given me before I purchased my 1894 . I have a Warne scope mount on order and decided on a Leupold 2x7 shotgun scope as I like the idea of the parallax set at 75 yards. Just can not wait to shoot it.