More importantly, what d'you think about my question: why *do* Yanks buy new foreign instead of second-hand American? I have a number of old(ish) American pump-action shotguns - including three M37s - and I have to say that I *prefer* old guns.
You'll find most folks here are driven first and foremost by price and only price - everything else seems to come second. I prefer quality over quantity and would rather have a few guns of exceptional quality than a safe of mediocre crap - but that is JMO....
Others have a differing view