Still at the gun shop, delayed for now, but it was in pretty good condition, the stock was a lil beat up, but I could pass up a pre-war Mosin. It even had the Ministry of Defense's symbol on it. Shiny brass clamps as well. Missing from the strap slits though, but eh, not a huge deal. Anyways, I went about picking out stuff for it, you know, cleaning tools, I'm all good on that. I bought one of those 7.99$ Trigger Springs supposed to make it need a little more pull and a little less hair trigger. Tried finding a breaker for it, but most I read about work 10 times or so then either melt or fly off and could damage the Mosin or you. I read about buying a AK47 breaker and threading it to the barrel, but that isn't something I know much about. I hear it reduces the recoil very nicely. As for a scope, I don't want to go Scout, as that's much more frustrating to use. So obviously I need a mount installed and was looking at the ATI kit. That requires drilling and tapping, which I am hoping I could find a gun smith to do. That a good idea? http://www.amazon.com/ATI-Mosin-Nagant-Scope-Handle/dp/B000O7D2XG I hear the bolt is utter crap though and would most likely replace it with another, though they are expensive, 75-80$. https://www.buymilsurp.com/bolt-body-ati-sporter-mosin-nagant-rifles-p-78.html Looks nice, but expensive! As for a scope, I've no real idea on that just yet, but was looking for something to not break the bank. Be using this for target shooting and perhaps deer hunting. Definitely want a scope. Thanks for any suggestions.