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I have mixed emotions about the sniper I received. Its all matching (no prefexes), with VG super shiney bore, and blueing and stock are like new. It seems to be a rebuild, metal and wood. Bbl shank has the crossed hammers, and stock is a new refurb with the box and slash cartouche. Parts are mixed, Tula and Izhevsk. Scope mount and scope obviously have been replaced at rebuild, as they show quite a bit more wear than the rest of the rifle. Original scope number on the bbl shank (A3205) has been overstamped with the number of the new scope. An interesting thing is the scope caps leather strap is thru the hole of the mount, and it's been that way a long long time! Ive only seen this on newly made repro scopes, but here it is on an original! Bolt handle is a really poorly done one, but just like other originals I have seen. They are not all picture perfectly done, Ivan probably got sloppy after his 2,500th bolt for the day! Trigger pull is heavy but acceptable. All in all, a beautiful rifle, definatly worth the price. I was kinda hoping to get one with an original stock, but thats the way the mop flops! Thanks, Roger, and the guys at R Guns! Edit.... Just noticed the crossed hammer stamping on the stock also!