Really neat to still have the rifle. It look's a lot like the old Marlin 100 I learned with and still have almost 60 years ago. The one I have a grew up shooting must have been used when dad bought it because I never remember it looking anywhere close to new and the butt of the stock was sawed off short. Not sure if dad had the stock shortened or if he bought it that way. Wish he was still around to ask but I never did when he was living and it is to late now.