Saw it on the rack of new guns and picked it up for a closer look. Sights were not misaligned. Wood evenly finished and fit was as good as any other non-molded stock gun. Metal finish was also acceptable. Didn't have time to ask for the ties to be removed to check the action, but the exterior views would not have put me off buying it if I were in the market. Methinks Remington may have a handle on lever guns now.