I totally agree with you icebear. The old guns have so much more character. The way they feel when you pick them up the smoothness of them when you work the bolt the beautiful wood and the smell of them. If only they could talk. The only thing that I have that comes close to this gun for smoothies and it is a 30/40 Krag Jorgenson. Great to see another new member like me found a gun they truly love. Nice to see you’re from Ohio I am from the north east area between Cleveland and Akron.