You sir, sound like a man who truly deserves such a great rifle..... Now hurry up and buy it before I decide to buy them all!!!!!!!!!!lolThank you guys for the info. And, Kripp, As for sporterizing, bastardizing, and bubbadizing, that is not me. I appreciate a rifle for what it is and in the end, could not bring myself to modify even a modern rifle. I happened to luck into a 1932 tula hex with a flawless bore that is extremely accurate. I will not touch that riflewith even a screwdriver if I don't have to. it rests on the hand quite comfortably and shoulders better than many other rifles I have fired. I bought it as a set with an m44 that was completley flawless. I got the both of them for 139. I saw this and was instantly in love. Thank you once again for the info.