I'm posting this here, because, despite the fact we have umpteen different folders in this forum, there is no "General Firearms Talk" forum. Since this thread concerns all types of firearms, and not specifically rifles, pistols, or shotguns (or .22's or auto rifles or revolvers or semi-autos or concealed carry or . . . ) I can't find a "firearms" folder to stick it in. But enough of my preliminary gripe. My larger old grit rant here is: Doesn't it seem to you that they made guns better in the "old days" than they do now? Don't get me wrong -- there are still some top quality weapons out there (if you want to pay an arm and a leg) but generally the fit, finish, and performance of guns these days is not up to what it was in, say the 40's through early 60's. I think the earlier bluing was better; the woods used for stocks was nicer; the actions seemed smoother. They had a better "feel". This may be one reason why the older Smith and Colt revolvers are priced outrageously nowdays. As I've stated before, most of the guns I buy these days are "vintage". New one's just don't have the same appeal to me. So . . . do you agree that they don't make 'um like they used to, or is this thought another symptom of my lapsing into cootism.