Can't agree with you more amsdorf !! I've had sevevral different ones and after "cherry picking" I have 3 keepers that shoot great,and are tack drivers! For the buck ,,, they can't be beat,,, period,,, and one fine rifle in there own right, at any price. Nothing fancy,,, but some really shoot awsome. Mine sure do.
I beleve they will go the way of the Mausers someday so hang on to those pristine matching # tack drivers, they just might surprise you in 20 years. They won't be 100 bucks for long, I'm thinking. Remember the Mausers in Popular Mechanics for $19.95 deliverd??? I do, and I still have some of those and they sure aren't that price now, even,, IF,,, you could find a pristine one nowdays!! Unfortunatly.