Thanks for all who responded. I got the rifle real cheap and it looks so good, that I hate to see it without markings, it is just a dandy deer rifle. I do a lot of trading so although I have not tried to sell or trade it yet, I imagine it would be difficult. Turnbull has said that he would do the markings for $200 but at that price it would be cheaper to have it rebarreled. They have said they could not do the receiver if it was made after 1,500,000 as is mystery metal that they cannot reblue after the markings are applied. I think that they are off about 1,000,000. This rifle was made in 1959. I looked at a couple of pre-64 1894 models for sale on gunbroker, and 2 of those did not have any tang markings either, was this normal on some of the production?