I'm pretty happy with mine - the stock is in good condition aside from a decent sized chip, the bore is shiny with strong rifling if maybe some very minor pitting, and the bluing is in good shape as well. All that being said, this is after an incredible amount of cleaning, soaking the bore in evapo-rust overnight, and removing a bunch of cosmoline that was curiously only under the wood line. The gun is a total mixmaster - not a single part number matches. There are strong markings, but many are not consistent with the correct ones described in Law's book, which is also concerning. In the end, it'll make a good-looking decent shooter, but the problem is you could get a comparable Russian capture for significantly less - and this is all in consideration of my suspicion that I got one of the "good" ones.