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Hello all, I've finally found a 1894 Norwegian Krag long rifle that I am considering purchasing, but am unsure of some features on it. Since they're so uncommon, I've never handled one and even pictures aren't that plentiful so I was hoping some more knowledgeable people here could help me before I plunk down a lot of hard earned money. First off, the cleaning rod doesn't look right. All the ones I've seen (admittedly not many) have been "in the white" and feature a round hole instead of an oblong slot. Also, it looks a little too far forward to allow the bayonet to attach. Is the rear swivel missing? In all the pics I have seen, the rear sling swivel appears to look like this one, but there isn't actually a "swivel" present. Also, the finish is being described as a shellac type finish. Is that correct for this model? Any and all opinions on this rifle would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance!!