Can you point out where anyone is complaining about Japanese rifles? It has been stated by myself and others that the "miroku-chesters" are great rifles. What is being discussed is the fact that the new "winchesters" are simply a less "authentic" copy of the famous american made "old west" rifle than the Italian made ones. Maybe actually reading the posts?
This! I agree that the Japanese made rifles are excellent quality. My Browning 1886 SRC is one such example of wonderful fit and finish. It's also an example of a modern rifle that hasn't changed at all since the original design. My Cimmaron Uberti 1873 rifle is also a well fit, finished and crafted rifle that leaves me with no complaints nor a reason to get a Japanese rifle of what I see comparing my 2 examples of nearly identical or slightly better craftsmanship with modern lawyer features NOT original to the design.