I’m looking to get my first Spanish 1916 short rifle and wanting one that hasn’t had the national emblem scrubbed. I’ve been looking on Gunbroker, and a few other vendors. Most the of the ones I have seen are in rough condition and are being sold for more than what they appear to be worth, many having rust and pitting. Should I hold off on blind buying one of these rifles? I found a vendor that sells them for around $200 but you’re not able to pick which rifle you get. I’d hate to order one and not be able to use it. Is it worth it to blind buy, or should I keep looking on the big vendor’s websites and watching gunbroker, or just blind buy from the vendor selling for $200 and hope to get a decent example? I know some have been converted to .308/7.62x51, is that something to worry about or were the conversions done well?