Hi folks I just located an old 243 L579 Forester and purchased it. Someone long ago cut the rear of the stock down and according to a very good gunsmith trimmed the barrel down. I bought the gun with a new set of rings and am hoping to bring it back as close as I can to its former glory. It is at gunsmiths now being re crowned and I will be purchasing a new stock. On the good side the rifling is excellent according to the gunsmith as well as the action and trigger components. The jeweled bolt appears nearly new with little wear. Am really excited about this project.