When my best friend passed away last February,,,
Her brother gave me her S&W Model 34,,,
And her Mossberg 340-KC .22 rifle.
This was the rifle she used in the late 60's - early 70's,,,
She was on the Ponca City High School rifle team.
Her father mounted these precision peep sights on it for her.
The barrel is right about 28" long,,,
This gun is like my CZ-452 Military Trainer,,,
It's level of inherent accuracy is more than I can utilize.
A young buck friend of mine with good eyes likes this rifle,,,
He consistently hits 8 oz water bottles at 100 yards,,,
This is off of a bench of course.
Old doesn't necessarily mean bad performance.