So I got this Winchester model 94 that was my uncles...He passed away last year and now its in my hands. I know he had the gun since he was younger, (in the 70s) but I didnt think it was that old. I looked up the serial number 236XXX and it seems to have been made in 1902...From the web sites I looked at, being built in 1902, it should have an octogon barrel and saddle ring. It has neither, and the magezine tube does not run the full length of the barrel, its just longer than the stock...I havnt seen many that dont run the full length of the barrel. Any experts out there that can tell me what I have?