My Model 94 is a Golden Spike special edition made in 1969 that was given to me by my granfather. Since I don't hunt, this gun is only for fun (wich since neither does he, I assume thats why he had it as well), and fun it is. Plus, you can't help but feel a little like Clint in one of those old western like "The Outlaw Josie Wales".
It has some good kick that is part of the fun, and without the recoil pads found on newer guns you get to feel every bit of it. The ammo is a bit expensive for taking to the range often but, when you do you will enjoy every shot.