Ok... I picked it up. Probably paid too much (or full retail, if you will). The first letter of the serial number is G, so that makes it a 1950 model.
The worn blueing is actually creates a nice patina. The one suspicious thing that I have found is the recoil pad (or whatever the hard flat piece is that touches your shoulder). It seems too small for the size of the wood.... like it was put on when the original one broke or something. It looks like old plastic.
Is there a place that sells a more proper fitting part?
(now, I need to find a way to insert an image... checking on that now)