There has to be an explanation for this beyond buyer insanity. Anybody know how many of these 1894FGs were built? 1894FGs made in .41 mag? I'm thinking this had to be a fairly limited production model in .41mag.
There not that rare, usually can find one or two on Gunbroker regularly. The FG's all have pistol grip stocks, as do the PG's. PG's come in 44 mag, FG's in 41 mag. If you get a FG or a PG, you can interchange parts with your 1894, and turn your carbine into a pistol gripped model.
The FG's ARE a lot of fun. And I just don't see how I could even entertain selling one, so the price/value is completely moot to me except when it comes to security. That is where it's helpful to know what they are worth.