Surprisingly, it was priced lower than most of the "hunter's condition" guns displaying plenty of honest wear. I couldn't pass it up given the condition and all. I've never bought a gun with "provenance" before. It's not an exotic rifle but the story that came with it is pretty cool.Have a Remington Model Four in .270 Win. bought back new in 81. Never had an issue with feeding or ejection so far. Keep in mind gas and bolt system were changed from the Model 742. Suppose to be an improvement over the older system. They listed for $450 back then but I paid $400. My book says around 68,000 were produced between 81-87. Don't know what you paid if going to purchase but seems they should go for a premium with all the walnut and high polish bluing.