Kutter's comments are prudent and his experienced eye and knowledge produces an opinion of this rifle that I support; and further to my mind everything about this rifle shouts "buyer beware".

As to the suspect engraved bottom of the floorplate of the rifle it reminds me of the engraving work of Asian engravers that one sees on rifles that GI's brought home in the 1950's after a tour in occupied Japan. Observe how the screw does not fit the replaced bottom of the floorplate of the rifle--I can hear the screw crying about its mistreated life.

Kindest Regards;
Stephen Howell