This beautiful baby arrived just the other day. I am impressed to say the least! From the stock to the firing pin this beautiful rifle is original in every way. I have checked every part against my books and this rifle is correct in every aspect. Uli, Shaw and the rest of the team at RTI did a great job of cleaning this rifle before shipping. It does show its age. The rifle is blued, as is original to this early of a serial number. The finish on the barrel is only about 10% but the rest of the parts are closer to 80% finish. The muzzle checks at 0.5! That tells me this rifle was carried a lot but seldomly fired. You don't find these in this condition very often and they are even more rare at such a low serial number. KEEP AND EYE OUT. THERE'S BOUND TO BE ANOTHER LOW SN.