This level of mum buggery actually made me like it. I decided to pay a bit more than I would have if it had been ground or more offensively struck.I would pay more for an untouched mum, prefer the struck mum to heavily ground, but would not pay any extra for it. It is an all or nothing thing on a premium price as far as I am concerned. The level of mum buggery beyond intact might, on some occasions, impact my decision to buy or not to buy at a set price.
That sums it all up for me. I will buy "junk" rifles with a mum only because I know I can trade them. And I will haggle on rifles without the mum (even if it's a deal) because I know it bugs people. I try to be a rational collector and focus more on the rarity etc. However, I hate import marked rifles. I realized this is just as stupid as not collecting defaced mums, but I can't help it.i would never pass over a rare rifle because of a ground mum, but have been a benefactor of such behavior when mum snobs pass them over at a show. ......the mummed parts gun was priced at $200, the ground one for $175. the mummed rifle sold first (within the first hour of the show), and i ended up bringing the ground one home. so, what does this say about the mum issue? nothing other than the mum is a personal preference in your collect/accumulation.