so many folks got shiny, purdy new Remchesters but all Santa Claus brought me was some ninety-nine year old (almost) Mauser turnbolt.....sigh.
no import stamp, mismatch bolt but Imperial, muzzle crown is very nice but I had to look at it for two years because the shop owner would not price it and would get cranky when I asked.
a few weeks ago I was looking for a twelve gauge pump for my stepson and the shop owner finally priced it.......just as I was starting my Christmas shopping. I could not pass on it. I actually put my 1899 Obie Swede 96 long rifle on the trader to finance it but got no bites so I paid cash and went to selling a lot of my vintage car parts (thirty years worth of hoarding) as well as some vintage uniforms and vintage gun parts on ebay to make up the difference which I did and then some !