I just inherited my grandfather's model 1894. Ser# 130xxx with an octagonal barrel and a half length magazine tube. As best I can read the barrel is labeled with 32 W. Everything seems to cycle properly and I don't see any pits in the bore. The rifle has a nice patena too it with no cracks in the stock and I am Longing to shoot it. Can this rifle be fired safely and what do I need to know to use it without hurting myself or damaging the rifel. I like to try and use all guns I have inherited on at least one hunting trip so that I have a story to hand down to the next generation with the gun.