The weapon is a heck of a deal , the owner should go shoot it and enjoy the rifle. It being REAL will speak for itself . All the Mitchells Mauser origin will do in a gun trade is make the savvy buyer look closely to be sure its a real and not a repro...but he will be very careful in that inspection. You can't make a repro for the price paidThat is a heck of a price. No way to go wrong at that. The bolt is unusally high polish. Not impossible but makes one wonder if MM did not have to polish and make it more pretty??