I'm cranky tonight so forgive me this rant. I've nothing to say but it will make me feel better to 'voice' it. My dad's best friend died this past year and he was an avid outdoorsman in his prime. Well he had a degenerative disease that took way too long to take him and his gun collection suffered for it. Now I've been asked to help the widow sell some of his stuff to help with bills. Jerry wasn't known for buying quality and then he wasn't able to take care of anything in the end and I'm now trying to squeeze blood out of turnips. Winchester 77 - Missing the magazine. $40 to replace the mag and with the mag the gun is worth $60. Glenfield Model 60 - Missing the mag tube, front sight and a bent bolt carrier guide rod. $60-$80 in parts for a gun worth $60. New Haven 600AB (Mossberg 500) - Something didn't seem right but I couldn't put my finger on it. Cracked stock and a rusted out barrel. I bought the furniture for it today ($40) and I have a lead on a used barrel ($75) only it won't eject shells... missing extractor ($15) for a gun worth $125. Uberti .357 cattleman - wouldn't lock up $70 in springs, hand & bolt. Still needs a front sight ($75 installed) and even though Flitz is safe for bluing it took the case hardening right off the frame. C-Series air rifle - blown seals and all that I could find on the internet was 'you need to know what you're doing'. Sweedish mauser 6.5x57 - this one actually didn't need anything (but cleaning) but my FIL low balled me at $100 only after he got to head space it, test fire and whatever else he wanted to do before he'd make the deal. Buy a cheap gun and take your chances. Don't hold out to make sure it's perfect for $100. New Haven 880B (Mossberg Maverick) .243. All it needed was a cleaning but what a brick. The only thing he had of value was a Savage 99F that I haven't gotten so much as a nibble on. To be fair I'm enjoying learning about these old guns but I was sure hoping I'd have something to show for my efforts. Oh well; labor of love I guess.