Here's a seller who is claiming that this Finnbear was "MADE IN 1962 FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION". https://www.gunsinternational.com/g...first-year-of-production.cfm?gun_id=101410042 Well, in the first place, 1962 was the second year of production, the first L61R's being shipped in the summer of 1961. And, he has no basis to say it was made in 1962 to begin with. It was actually inspected in November of 1963, the third year of production. Not that there is any real value in being from "the first year of production", but saying it (without any basis) just galls me. Someone will read this ad and take it for gospel that 1962 was actually the first year. That may cause an argument somewhere down the road, and maybe even some hard feelings. Why do people make such claims when there is no basis in fact? It reminds me of a coronavirus press briefing. Even if someone believed it was "first year" I don't think there's any danger of them paying his inflated price. IIRC, someone mentioned a while back that they had had an unsatisfactory experience with this seller. If that is true perhaps they'll see this and let us know what problem they had so others of us can avoid issues in the future.