OK, kentjome. Looks to me like you have a parts gun: either a carbine with a rifle stock or a rifle with a carbine forearm and barrel (my guess is this one), and from the magazine cap it looks like a cut and repaired magazine tube. Looks like a post-war barrel based on the sight. It never had a saddle ring. I have never seen an original brass buttplate on an 1894, and it doen't look like brass in the pics. Unless I am missing something, it is a shooter, value about $350-$400. But it is hard to get a real good look at it from pics.
Never try to educate someone who resists knowledge at all costs.
But what do I know?
Last edited by Scorch; September 11, 2012 at 05:14 PM.