Most of us here are glad you feel that way.My first gun was a Santa Fe Lee that was sporterized by a company named Golden State Arms. I did put a synthetic stock on it to replace the cut down origional. I have several milsurps of varying nations including more than a couple of Mosin 91/30s. although I don't value the Mosins as I do some of the others, I am at the finish of a non Bubba sporterization which I have enjoyed. I can completely restore it in a matter of minutes. Right now I have this little devil on one shoulder with a scope and mounts and his counterpart with all the origional parts and a screw driver on the other shoulder. I do have sporting rifles so I probably will never drill it, but my eyes arent getting younger and I would like to see just how accurate it can be.
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling, which thinks nothing is worth war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than his own personal safety is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless he is made free and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself" John Stuart Mill