I picked it up late this morning. It's the first I've really had to spend any time with it. I'm bonding.
There's not a drop of lubrication to be found. The bolt action feels rough. I'll have to spend a bit of time with some emery cloth inside the receiver. Then once it's lubed, it should smooth out.
The trigger breaks nicely, it's a bit heavy, but smooth and not gritty or notchy at all. I can live with that for what this rifle will be used for. If I change my mind down the road, I can always install a Huber match trigger.
There's three holes on top of the barrel where it had a sight at some point. I'll be sending it to a gunsmith to have the receiver D&T'd and I'll have them filled and smoothed at that time.
I like the look of the muzzle brake and I think I'll keep it on there. It's going to be a field rifle, so the noise won't matter and I doubt I'll be shooting it prone, so an untimed brake shouldn't matter.
The stock is even more beautiful in person. The burl is gorgeous. However, I'll be taking some of the length off the butt to give me good eye relief and LOP.
I took a couple of pics of the brake. It has a brass ring with Klein Gunther Arms and a patent number on it. Does anyone have any clue about it? I've never seen a brake like this before.
I also took a shot of the bottom of the forearm. It's got a huge hole that's been drilled for a sling stud. I will likely fill it and just mount a regular screw in stud.
When I trim the length of the butt stock down, I'll be cutting off the rear hole, so filling the front hole makes sense right now.
However, if someone can give me some information on what might be the correct stud to use, I'll keep the existing hole on the forearm and drill a matching one on the stock.