I am not a milsurp collector. I have, well had, a casual interest in them. Later last year, I bought a Remington 1903 a3 from Dane Baumann (owner of Aloha Surplus). He usually has a table of these things at Hillsboro gunshows. So, for $650 I bought this particular one thinking it a legitimate 1903 a3. I shot it. Hung on to it for a while. July this year I sold it to a forum member. Got a PM from him yesterday - hey, did you know that 1903 a3 you sold me was a welded drill rifle? WTF! I thought what the hell - I had to google welded 1903 a3 receivers and lo and hehold - there's lots about reactivated 1903 a3 drill rifles. And guess who got duped into one, yep, me. Hell, I could have bought a welded reactivated drill rifle for a lot less than $650. Because I am impeccably honest to my own detriment, I am making it right with my forum buyer and giving him his money back. I'll see where I get with Mr. Baumann. He claimed to my buyer that he got it in trade and didn't know - so sounds like he's going to plead ignorance. I'm making it right simply because of the potential liability. And it's just how I am - too late to change, though I probably could have gotten farther in life being less honest. anyway. Be careful out there with what you buy. Another expensive life lesson for me. Couple of other lessons learned: - maybe bill of sales on used gun deals aren't such a bad idea afterall - know what you are buying/selling - take pictures and document applicable serial numbers etc of your guns before you sell them. - know the history of what you buy and sell. maybe stating the obvious - I'm slow.