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Found a JM 1894 .357 Mag

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by ml1209, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. ml1209

    ml1209 Active Member

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    At a pawn shop a couple of days ago and found one on the shelf. It was an older model that looked to be in pretty good condition. Price tag said $799 and I thought, nice but too much. For grins, I asked the clerk what's their best price. He came back with a price that was $200 less. Would you have bought?
     


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  2. Kar98

    Kar98 TGT Addict

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    Antique/collectible? Otherwise, Cabelas sells them brand new for $679.99.
     
  3. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    Pics?
     
  4. ml1209

    ml1209 Active Member

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    I didn't take it home
     
  5. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

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    Or?
     
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  6. TxStetson

    TxStetson TGT Addict TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

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    B&B Pawn and Gun in Abilene had a new one for less than that a couple weeks ago. I almost talked another member here into buying it.
     
  7. Bozz10mm

    Bozz10mm TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    From my understanding, the JM marked rifles were made before the Remington take over, and have a better quality build than new ones. If that's the case, I think $599 was a decent price.
     
  8. ml1209

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    It had rifle sights and not the hooded front sight. Also, I don't think it had the cross-bolt safety.
     
  9. Moonpie

    Moonpie TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    I would probably grab it if it were a Ballard rifling style barrel. If it were a Micro-Groove barrel probably not.
     
  10. TxStetson

    TxStetson TGT Addict TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

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    You’re correct about the JM and Remington, but they’ve been working the bugs out for a couple years now. There are certain models they have figured out, and others they still aren’t there yet. I actually own 2 of the Remlins, and if you carefully inspect them prior to purchase and make sure the furniture matches up the way you want, you’ll be OK.

    The cross bolt safety came about long before Remington ever got involved, and not all models currently produced have the hooded front sight.
     


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