I found a Mosin at a shop yesterday for a great price... the serials are unmatched and the stock looks kinda crappy, but the receiver and barrel are all in top notch condition. No pitting whatsoever. For $60, I can get the gun, just for the parts. Then I can get a new stock for $50. Then I can get the barrel chromed for relatively cheap. Also get it drilled and tapped for a scope. A decent scope and rings are about $200... So basically, I can get a high-powered, accurate, reliable scoped hunting rifle for less than $400... what do y'all think?