I have wondered the same thing, if so many people want a certain model gun, such as a CSBL, why don't they just crank them out and sell a bunch of rifles? I think the answer lies in marketing, and their desire to sell you more than just one gun. If they announce a new rifle that they know is going to be a hotly desired item, but just make a few, at least at first to keep in our minds the idea of it being rare, they can raise the price much higher than if they flood the market and every gun shop has one. What they hope is that you will give up trying to find one and buy a regular 1894c but always have the burning desire for a CSBL and so then when one does come available, you jump on it, and they have sold 2 rifles, one at a premium price due to its rarity. I have seen Ruger do this for years with their revolvers until you wake up one day and realize you are a collector! That is what they want you to be, a collector of their guns! We all know we only need a small handful of guns, but if they can sell more and for higher prices it is a win for them, and it gives us something new to want!