I found a Win 94 in 30 WCF 26" octagonal barrel S/N 166727 made in 1899. The gun is absolutely original and appears to be fully functional. However it is in terrible shape with over 95% of the finish gone and deeply pitted. The wood is banged up with some minor cracks but it is tight. The action is smooth and the trigger is clean and crisp. The bore is frosty but with well defined rifling. The crown is undamaged. It looks like it was probably stuffed in a closet and ignored for 60 years. The only serious problem I can see is the dove tail in the barrel that supports the mag tube is worn out and no longer retains the tube. There is one screw missing from the forestock barrel band. One of those trick peep sights has been added to the butt stock top strap, but it has been there for a long time. I believe it would shoot. I've found similar rifles in slightly better condition for $1500 and up. My LGS wants $495 for this rifle. I am not interested in the gun as a shooter. I've wanted an all original 19th century cowboy gun for awhile now, and I can swing that price. But I know nothing about collecting old guns, and I'm interested in what you collectors think. The shop owns this gun so I may be able to get him to budge a bit on the price. I think I want this thing real bad.