Well this all kinda makes sense now. It was a gun that I took as a partial trade on a motorcycle. It was a nice shooting gun, then I decided it needed a scope so I put a Bushnell on it, not knowing the info you have all now told me. Shot the heck out of it but noticed the accuracy kept getting worse. Well maybe i will just take the scope off and forget it. Am I correct in the dates of manufacture in my original post? Thanks for the info. At least it isn't my favorite gun!