I havent had one of these in many years. I grew up hunting with winchester and marlin lever action 30-30's, I had a very nice walnut stocked winchester and a 44 mag trapper, they got sold as money got tight. I saw this one in a pawn shop yesterday. The price was right and it needed a good home. Its made in 1978, a little patina on the rec, and the stock is dinged and scratched. And I think I'll leave it just as it is.