I was at my local gun shop today the same one I bought the old Mountie from and he had a very nice 1894 44 Mag for one heck of a price that I could not refuse even though I already have one in stainless. He runs a cash only business and it was getting late so he put it aside for me so I can pick it up next week. I'm so excited I could not wait to post about it!!:biggrin: It has some small dings in the stock and few scratches on the blue but overall an excellent rifle! Sorry no pictures yet but it has a uncheckered walnut stock and the gold trigger. The action was smooth as butter!! Also, I was at another gun store and they had an old Remington Nylon which was rusty for cheap with an uncracked stock for $125 and also had an old Brazilian Mauser chambered in the 30-06. I did not buy neither of those because I wanted to check what they were going for before I made the jump. So all in all it has been a great day!!