I got mine in 1974 for my 12th birthday. Did lots of hay hauling, sprig digging and cow moving to be able to afford those 100 round CCI plastic boxes. I shot it thousands of rounds, even going thru a stretch of shooting clays from a homemade system(from the rear) to impress my high school and college friends. Fast forward 30 years and it had not been well taken care of post college. I recently sent it back to Winchester and they completely refurbished it. Reblued, refinished stock, etc.... It looks brand new.