1. The original poster never came back to this thread to post anything else.
2. Not a single one of us has any idea about the condition of the rifle.
3. Not a single one of us has seen the rifle.
4. All of you, and I are guessing about the condition of the rifle and therefore can not really give any useful advice.
5. I am amused by those who demonstrate a need to insult me. None of you know me, none of you know my experience, none of you know my values or what kind of person I am, and yet some of you get off on insulting me. You really need to look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself why you feel better when you insult another person, particularly one you do not even know.