mine is a new production remington, it might just be my favorite gun. holy crap I love the thing. you can carry it around all day long in your hand. its basically shoots and handles like a 22LR but throws a brick instead. I highly recommend getting one. They are an absolute hoot to shoot. way different shooting dynamic than the big 30-30's which are so popular. Those are much more clunky in comparison. the JM 357's are insanely priced. but IMO if you get a chance to look over a new production remington made 1894, I don't think you will go wrong.