In fairness I am looking for a local sale. I do not get much time to play with my rifles and I have had problems with some rusting in the past. If you saw it in person, you would not complain. And what real collector associates a shiny top down look with a high price? If I get time tomorrow, I will take the gun out into natural light and wipe it down and take some pictures. This way we can move the thread futher away from the intended purpose, and raise our post counts, to boot.
It is said that only 18,000 were made, and some 8,000-5,000 were imported. I am sorry you do not like that I want 350 for a rifle I (perhaps even you) paid 159 for, but such is the going rate. I have sold many rifles for less than market value, and I would to get (and probably will get) top dollar out of this one.