Been tempted, read the same from the last batch that I ordered from. The one I received (mind you this is not from the current batch), was heavily pitted in the grooves but the lands were/are sharp as all get out! It's a keeper. Just not willing to roll the dice again.Got mine yesterday. 1943 Izhevsk. As nice as everyone else is reporting. Excellent, mirror bore. All matching. Very little wear. I am very impressed. Seems now is THE time to buy these. They are cheaper than when I was actively collecting them 10 years ago.