Thanks. amazing once folks dig in how much the discover.More heavy refurbs have the paint, this one is very lightly refurbished, with the stock being the only obvious replaced component. They were originally blued, and in some cases, they didn't get the BBQ paint. The rear sight leaf likely wouldn't play nice with the paint, both in regard to legibility, but there are enough small parts involved that it would likely make it unuseable...during refurb, they likely were left alone or completely replaced. This one, has a very early sight leaf.