I finally managed to get my family's gun collection out of Germany and here to the States, after almost 2 years of paperwork, expenses and bureaucratic nightmares! Long story short... my Uncle that had the collection passed away without a Will & Testament and THAT proved to be a HUGE nightmare in a country where paperwork is needed for absolutely everything! Lol! This rifle is one of the prize guns I've been waiting to call my own for almost 50 years. It was my mother's first hunting rifle. It was given to her by her "uncle' Willie Horton (her godfather) when she finished her German hunting license - no small feat for a woman at that time - there were very few woman with hunting licenses and she was the first in her region. I'm not sure of the date exactly (old paperwork is buried somewhere) but it was either in the late 50's or early 60's I don't know much about these guns except the reputation, so I'm hoping to find out any information I can as well as whether there are any good options for mounting a really good modern scope and possibly having some trigger work done on it. I do NOT want to degrade the value of the rifle but I do prefer to have quality glass on all of my rifles and I'm picky about the triggers on the rifles I shoot regularly. If there's a way to do either without harming the value of the rifle, I'll do it. Otherwise, I'll leave it as-is for nostalgic reasons and to pass down to future generations. However, it sure would be nice to give it a little upgrade in those 2 departments. Here are some pix I took. Hopefully I'm not including too many photos.... Any information I can get on the history of this rifle would be great. I'm going to see how she shoots over the next few days. I don't even know how to adjust this scope, really. Haha! I' m going to have to do some google searches on how to adjust them because under that single scope cap looks nothing like any scope I've adjusted - just 3 little screws with ZERO markings or indicators. Crazy! If anyone can give me a ballpark value for a rifle like this it'd sure help - I have to add 6 guns to my insurance and I don't really have a clue on what to tell our agent; and I don't trust gun shop estimates because they always low-ball everything until they put it out for sale themselves! GRRRRR! Hopefully some other folks will enjoy seeing this old rifle. I actually killed my first Roe deer with this rifle and my first red fox - in the Rhineland region of Germany. Little did I know, at that time, that I would make a living from hunting. Pretty cool to have her in my hands where MY kids can now use it for our own hunts. I've always resisted .222 because I knew this was coming one day.....now I'm like a kid on Christmas with no batteries for his new toy! LOL!