I have wanted a vintage 38-55 for over 20 years and never could seem to afford one. I am finally picking one up today! I'm thinking it was actually manufactured in 1894 as the S/N is 5XXX. Full length mag, straight grip, 26" octagon. I will probably want to kill a deer with it once, then put it up. Plan on shooting black in it. Will post pics once I get it in my hands, a lot can happen between now and then.