I've owned 4 Minis since they came out and always enjoyed them. I went to a dealer who stocks a lot of them to look at the new ones. Seems to me they are not finished as well as they use to be. The first thing I noticed was the rear of the receiver had a casting line straight down the middle. This was on every new model I looked at both stainless and carbon steel. Every older Mini I looked at was nicely polished and finished. I was so turned off by the cheap looking casting on the new models I ended up buying a 186 model stainless that was like new. I've been told the new models with the heavier barrels and redesigned receivers are a big improvement over the older ones, it's just a shame they aren't finished as nicely. I'll stick with the older ones for now.