I have a pre 64 model 70 30-06 in great shape. There is some finish wear, but zero rust and the bore is awesome. The stock is in really good shape as well especially for something made in 1961. I thought it was going to be my backup hunting rifle (brush gun as opposed to my scoped rifle). I am feeling a little funny about the idea of clambering around through through the mountains on the west side with this thing (it is really nice). The more I look at it the more apprehension I get. I really just wanted a gun with irons that I could climb around with. I have tried to trade it for a henry 45-70 already once, but it seems like I will have to keep it as most folks are not interested. 1. Am I over thinking this, should I just ride it until the wheels fall off? 2. If I keep it I was thinking a synthetic stock (glad I do not have to see peoples faces). I can not find one anywhere Bell and Carlson discontinued theirs. Thoughts? 3. I am also having a hard time finding the little screws fill the tapped holes on top of the receiver, they were missing, any ideas? Appreciate the help!