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Well i am new to the winchester world however not too lever guns, being a henry guy i was tired of the loading method and wanted a good reliable, quality rifle. I bought this mod 94 AE trapper in .44 cal wednesday and shot it today. it did ok but i had some issues. first thing i noticed if you dont push the cartridges firmly within they would come out of the magazine without being cocked, and after the lever was worked the next round would come out prematurely. however after more loading the problem diminished ( i may add this was with .44 special rounds, lead tip cowboy loads). I shot .44 mag ultramax cowboy loads and Mag tech .44 special cowboy and when inspecting the spent brass i noticed sooty black marks on one edge off the brass. other than that this rifle is very accurate for size IMO. I was told by a local gunsmith this was not the factory finish and it was nearly 1.3 the value of the same gun blued. However the man i bought it from whom i am close with and work with him at his shop alot assured me its factory. i could careless but want to know which is right just for the record. The serial is 5619XXX. Any input is welcome thanks all.