Went by a local pawn shop today(mistake). They had a very nice byf 43 98k mauser for $350. I already have a dot 44 so I passed on it. Got back to work, checked on the interweb and found that all matching guns in simular condition are going for much higher. This one has a non-matching bolt,but everything else matches. So, long story short, I slapped a down payment on it to put it on layaway, without asking the wifes permission. Better to ask for forgivness than permission. I have an illness, a weakness if you will. I cannot pass on an old warhorse that needs a home when the price is so good.