Woser (again). No more than this old boy shoots, its going to take me a long while to get this one broken in, if ever.
I plan on dissembling it today, pulling the lock and trigger mechanisms, and giving them a little TLC. The seller stated that he believes this is an earlier GPR. So no telling how long it has been since that last oiling, if ever.
The wood appears to be made of higher quality walnut with shallower or little grain indentions. I use to refinish stocks for people, as well as my own, so I am very tempted to go to work on this one. However, from the time I first wanted one of these ML, one thing I like the most about them is the older rustic look. So I'm trying to fight off the urge of spiffing this one up. One thing is for certain, however. There isn't a scratch or dent in the wood anywhere.
With that said, this will be a working, hunting ML. I do not abuse my big tools, but it will get some wear and tear on it in time.
Another thing that surprises me is the barrel has been blued. I had thought they were browned and I was actually looking forward to it being so.