Glanced through an article that got me all hot and bothered, it appeared in the latest American Rifleman magazine that was just dropped off at my door a few minutes ago... Apparently, Mitchell's Mausers is looking to spearhead a project to make NEW K98's. They have determined that the supply will never catch up to demand, and are therefor looking at building new ones on modern equipment, to the exact specifications of the originals. Now I know some people don't really care for Mitchell's Mausers, and some have had some bad experiences with them, the biggest complaint I hear is of people being misled as to the condition of the rifles that they are ordering. Does anyone else besides me think that this is a great idea, assuming it's executed properly? I for one have been writing letters to Ford Motor Company since 2004 begging them to bring back the 64 1/2 Mustang with modern equipment, but they won't listen to me (you know they still have the blueprints) I also think that it would be totally awesome to bring back the 1903 Springfield. These retro trendy products seem to be gaining steam over the past few years, the Liberator pistol has been talked about (if not put into production) as a new build, Ford is throwing more retro styling into their Mustangs (albeit not to my satisfaction, but I think they will one day), Springfield is still making the M1A, they reintroduced the M1 Garand for a short while, Winchester is getting back to their roots to an extent with the new model 70... I even saw a rotary telephone a few days ago... What do y'all think? Bring back the retro rifles as a new manufacture? Opinions? I think it's a great idea, I want to see more of it. I know there are some repro companies that do pretty good work (Uberti, Pietta) but they seem to be missing a very important time frame I think, seems to be about a 20-40 year window of history that has been completely overlooked.