What better way to make a guy who's home under the weather to feel better than have the FedEx guy pull his truck up in your driveway and ring the doorbell?!? Four weeks to the day since I mailed the order packet it arrived. Springfield Armory, SN 2,573,XXX, VAR barrel, SA -12 bolt, PB trigger housing and op rod, original SA lock-bar sights, (really cool!) and let's not talk about the wood(Beech buttstock with birch handguards, oh well, you can't win them all). But overall, I'm pretty pleased with what they sent. Hope to get it all cleaned up and out the range this weekend. Our club's first high power match is this Sunday, but I don't think I'll be able to have it ready to shoot by then. I wonder if RickB could do anything with this wood set? I'll have to have him take a look at it. Anyway, I'm glad to have this genuine piece of U.S. history. It will be cared for and appreciated. Ben.