just wanted to say howdy to everyone.reading all the great info in here ,just had to join. just got my 1st. 1974 444 i belive it is a sporter. a friend of mine had it and painted the stock and forearm metallic red. i had to buy it so i could save it. have it striped down now the wood grain is beautiful. i love the old lever actions they seem to take you back in time. looking foward to more. it's turkey season starting today i'll be in the woods till next time everybody have a great day.