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Just got back from the gunshop where I ran across an 1894 .357 stainless that was traded back in unfired.It has the JM proofmark on the barrel but the serial # ends in 49.The owner said he origanally sold it about a year ago,but the serial # says it was built in 1951?A little confused,but super happy with it.I am going to go out in the snow and shoot it!
 

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deldago said:
Just got back from the gunshop where I ran across an 1894 .357 stainless that was traded back in unfired.It has the JM proofmark on the barrel but the serial # ends in 49.The owner said he origanally sold it about a year ago,but the serial # says it was built in 1951?A little confused,but super happy with it.I am going to go out in the snow and shoot it!
I believe it is the first 2 digits, subtracted from 100 would be the date. If those two numbers are 91 then it was made in 09, and since there doesn't seem to be any 90xxx then it could have been made in 2010 as well.
Condratulations! I need to get me one of those .357's myself someday.. :)
 

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You are a lucky man, I'll give you a blued model and $$ money for it? Those have only been out for a couple of years.
 

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eaglesnest said:
I believe it is the first 2 digits, subtracted from 100 would be the date. If those two numbers are 91 then it was made in 09, and since there doesn't seem to be any 90xxx then it could have been made in 2010 as well.
Condratulations! I need to get me one of those .357's myself someday.. :)
Thanks for the correction,for some reason I was thinking the last two instead of the first two.It starts with 91,so 2009 it is!
 

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Deldago,

Please don't get too attached to the rifle. I sent you a PM because we have to work out a deal. :)
 
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