I took my wife to the range for the first time this past summer and she had more fun than she expected,she also took a real shine to my model 80 and has tried to claim it as her own. To keep her happy and keep my 80 I have decided to get her her own rifle.I started with a 795 but she turned up her nose at it,it's plastic and it's not a bolt action(she likes the way she has to work it herself,who'da thunk?) I have a model 81 but it's kinda ratty and has feed issues(that'll be another thread) so that won't do. I've been looking for another 80 and having no luck when I popped into my LGS and found a model 25 on the used rack with a good clean bore and action but covered with light surface rust.There was also a 25n next to it that was like new aside from some small scrathes on the stock.After some offer/counter offer I took them both home hoping I didn't spend too much for one good gun instead of a deal on two. The bad news is that the rust pitted the the top of the barrel and reciever and magazine well/screw. The good news is that only the outside is rusty. I removed as much rust as I could and wet sanded the barrel and reciever down with 600 ,polished and reblued it. I also dug out and old walnut mod 80 stock,stripped and sanded it and put the first coat of clear poly on it. I also found the gold trigger to go with the stock and topped it off with a centerpoint scope that matches mine. The complete gun is my model 80 and the rest is what will be my wifes. The other pic is the mag well from the original stock just to give some idea of what the barrel looked like.