I believe that I held my first Bannerman last night. Had all the characteristics of a Bannerman. It's at pawn shop here, went late so I could get to fondle all the Mosins without interuption. So, the guy is handing them to me one at a time, and he picks up this one, I can see that it's a hex, with a slightly bent bolt and barrel cut down to about 21 inches, immediatly I cringe. The he grabs the tag and reads "New England Westinghouse(more cringing), 30-06 (mind wanders). Huh, I thought Westinghouse was an electric company." I didn't think much about it because this place doesn't have a clue about milsurps, I looked at a Romy M44 that was marked as an SKS, saw a 91/30 marked as a Mauser so on so forth. Then he hands it over to me, then I see that the barrel shank is cut down too with 30-06 stamped on the side of it. Stock is only at about 3/4 length, sling slots filled in and commercial style sling rings in place on the bottom with a very old leather sling attached. First thing that came to mind was Bannerman Sporter model. Any thoughts?