I am waiting for my first purchased c&r. A Steyr/Mannlicher M85 made in Budapest. I inhereted a FN Mauser and a Enfield along with a old Marlin lever and Remy 7600. I am probably on the younger side at 37. As you say I am not impressed with the "black guns". I only own one synthetic stock (BPS) and thats because I bought it for a duck gun to run through the mud. I have never heard of the Schoner so I clicked on the thread. Im glad I did because that is one beautiful rifle. Something about the combo of fine wood and blued steel just looks like a rifle should. IMHO
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