I like this rifle a lot... Op rod handle punched a hole in the case, but it did not come through the cardboard box. Rifle is fine. Some park is worn off the new barrel crown, but no nicks or anything. Nicely greased. I'll put some PTO on the stock this weekend. Field grade receiver, but I can't see any pitting to object to! March 1943 SA serial number. The lead dip line is nicely visible (more so in person than in the photos). The white spacer block is also visible down in the magazine. All the parts I checked were SA also (barrel and stock excepted, of course! ) Lockup is REALLY tight. I must say, this is the nicest M1 trigger I have ever pulled. I think I'm going to enjoy this a LOT. I've wanted an M1 in 308 for a while.