I got lucky when Big 5 sporting goods had a sale & purchased one with all the
"goodies" for a hundred bucks! All #,s match except for the bayonet and the
rifle is marked 1942, and after a slight adjustment to the front sight it will
shoot a 2" group @ 100 yards or better! The bore is in pristine condition &
the rifle is now a "back-up" elk hunting weapon when weather conditions
turn too foul to use my prized Win mdl 70 in .308 win! The 7.62x54R round
is nearly identical in performance to the .308... & If I had this rifle in 2008
the cow elk I harvested then would have been dead before it hit the ground!
The scope on my "70" is zeroed in @ 400 yds & even though I aimed low @
100 yds it was hit in the spine & needed to be put-down with my sidearm.