Okay so I picked my new 1895 sbl today that has been on order since february. I inspected it at the store and was satisfied enough to complete the sale and she came home with me. The action felt a little clunky at first but after cycling it a dozen or so times it started to smooth out. I think with a good cleaning and some more cycling she will be really smooth. the fit and finish isn't perfect but it looks like they are getting better than some of the earlier ones we have seen here on MO. I noticed they droped the tactical second dovetail probably is cheaper to make them with only one. ;D The stock fits pretty nice you can barely fit a dollar bill between the stock and the wood on one side and it won't all fit on the other. I know most people would say this is unacceptable but this is the world we live in now. With a little work I can make it fit perfect. the barrel is straight which is a good option and the xs sight rail and front site look to be straight and inline. I did notice that a couple of the screws were a little buggered but not so bad. you really have to look to see them. the finish looks really nice and the stainless looks really good. I did notice two spots on the barrell when I first looked at it but a wipe with a lead removing cloth and they were gone. All in all I think I'll be happy with this although I haven't shot it yet. I plan to go this weekend and try to shoot it. I get back to everyone with a range report.