I woke up this morning and felt the need to spend some money. I just wanted to help the economy. I was on a mission. I hit every gun store in a 10 mile radius. I must have handled every military firearm in Tucson. Some stores I went to twice to double check the inventory. I finally narrowed it down to just a few guns. A K31 Schmidt-Ruben, a Turk mauser or a Czech mauser. I ended up with a Vz 24. Out of all the guns I looked at, this was the cheapest and is in perfect shape. No dings, pitting or rust. I think I'll stay away from Big 5 for awhile because I made the new guy behind the counter open a bunch of boxes before I made up my mind. I could tell he was getting irritated. Oh well, customer satisfaction is what keeps people coming back. Cant wait to shoot it.