I've had my L579 Forester about a year now and I really like it. If I'd been smart I'd have bought it in 1971 instead of a procession of lesser rifles that soon went down the road to someone else. I'm tempted to buy a few more to cover all my rifle needs. Still, I do see one thing that worries me - some folks are posting online here looking for parts for a particular rifle. I don't need any right now, but I did check with Numrich and a few other places for basic replacements, such as firing pins, extractors, ejectors, and associated springs, and all have been "out of stock." Are parts not readily available, or are they available and expensive so people are looking for alternatives?