Yeah, I know what you mean. I wanted another 8mm, stopped by my local pusher - uh DEALER, yeah, that's the word- this afternoon. Nice M48, very nice wood, good metal, 3 lbs of cosomoline at no extra charge- and bayonet and scabbard. $199. Asked the dealer- since this is a cash sale, and transfer from your FFL to mine, can you do anything on the price? He knocked $25 off on the spot. Together with the background check fee I do not have to pay, this one purchase covered the cost of my 03 curio & Relic FFL. Already have a good supply of 8mm ammo, but now I need to get a sling for this one.
Pictures AFTER I get this one degreased- too much cosmo to lay on the rug for a picture!
PS- for those that are still thinking about getting their 03, from deciding on the rifle to walking out the door with it was under 5 minutes. Paperwork consists of signing a copy of my FFL, and signing the sales receipt.