Back in 1963 my dad, a neighbor and I went to Hodgdons gunshop and I bought one of these rifles. It took all of my summer lawn mowing money. I was 14 years old at the time. My dad, of course, had to sign for it. The idea was for me to clean and refinish the stock and have a nice rifle in case I wanted to go deer hunting. I stripped the grimy wood, steamed the dent out and proceeded to apply Neetsfoot oil. After about 20 coats I had a really beautiful walnut stock. Sadly I no longer have the rifle as my now ex wife sold it. BTW...I actually bought it from THE Bruce Hodgdon who makes Hodgdon powders. Nice fellow.