SFW516, congatulations on your new rifle. Hope to see it soon. In answer to your question about never have been fired..even if the rifle was unissed it still would have been fired a few times at the factory. There are stamps on the rifle that tell us that. A lot of these refirb rifles do look "brand new". denny
Big 5 is a chain west of the Miss. alot smaller than bass pro but they sell surplus rifles at good prices. One of the stores I miss since moving to the East but I have found new places to replace them.