You get to see it just as I saw it! LOL! The serial places the date of mfgr. on the receiver at May 1945. The rest of it I'll have to find out when I detail strip it. This is a CMP Special with new Criterion barrel, new stock, and all parts refurbished. I'm going to head over to the woodworking store and get some pure tung oil for the stock. I'll post pics when it's done!