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Afternoon from AZ!

I was just gifted an 1894. It is stamped "JM" and lacks a safety. Round barrel that is just a bit longer than the magazine tube. And, in 357.

A friend had it sitting in his safe for years. From what I can tell online, it's a good edition of the 1894? Still looks brand new.

Really excited to learn more about it!
 

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Welcome. You will like all the info here. If someone gave you an 1894, especially in 357, you are a lucky man. Post some pictures, and post the first few of the serial number, and you will have info coming in from all the experts here.
 

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Welcome from The Republic of Texas...
 

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Welcome from Goldthwaite, TX! Thanks for joining us! John
 

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Welcome from SW Ohio.

You got a good one there.
 

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Welcome from Central NY !
 

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Welcome from SW Arkansas. You have a good friend indeed. A pre-safety 357 will bring $850 to a $1,000 around here.
 

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Yeah, those from 1980 & thereabouts were real pieces of junk. I'm sorry you got stuck with that piece of crap. Roll up a picture of Benjamin Franklin & insert it into the muzzle and send it to me. I'll take that embarassment off of your hands. It will be our secret. I try to help out the new guys.
 

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Thanks for the additional information all around and offers to take the poor thing off my hands. :) Sounds like I got more gun than I had anticipated.

Now, the more esoteric question - I was planning on shooting this and running it as my woods gun. Since it is brand-new and unfired, does it make more sense to sell it to a collector and purchase something different?
 
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