Muddobber, thanks for the well informed input, that's all good stuff.
My '94 was my uncle's who was a cowboy out in Colorado back in the 1920's. The gun came with its original saddle scabbard and a couple of boxes of 20-30's era .30-30 ammo still in the original boxes. One of them is a box of Peter's ammo, remember them? The other is a box of Savage ammo with the indian chief in war bonnet on the box.
As I said, my gun shows the obvious wear & tear from being carried on horseback for years, but it's a fine shooter. Another interesting thing about it is that someone removed the front sight blade and replaced it with a piece of old silver coin. That way, when you look through the sights you get a nice white edge of a coin to stand out against the black rear sight. Their version of hi-viz sights at the time I understand. The lettering on the old coin's face is still visible.
Thanks again for the info. on old '94's.