Hi, my name is Stephen Malcom, and I saw that you had posted back in November about the value of a Mannlicher Schoenauer that someone had up there. I am currently trying to get one for myself, the local gunshop has one, and I am trying to figure out if I'm getting ripped off. He's asking $2,000 for the gun, 2 boxes of ammo and a set of RCBS dies. He claims it's a 1950 model, but I suspect that this is not the case. For one, it says "Made in Germany" on the receiver. Also, it has the steel buttplate with the trapdoor and the cleaning rod still in it. I should have taken better notes, but I believe that it said "NORM" on the receiver as well, below the "Made in Germany" The bolt is blued, with a little wear, but no pitting or rust. However, the serial number on the bolt doesn't match the one on the receiver. It's a straight butterknife, with a few lines on the underside for grip. It appears that it has two safeties, the wing on the end of the bolt, as well as the sliding tang safety. The sights are a ramp, no hood, with a silver bead, and two leaves at the rear, one folding down, marked "300". It's a full-length stock with more that a few little nicks and dings. The checkering is still decent though. An interesting thing that I noted is that the stock is not one piece, it appears that there is a separate piece for the forearm. However, the checkering diamonds go right across the crack, and it's barely noticeable. There's no engraving beyond the wording on the receiver, and nothing on the magazine floorplate. The barrel is 18.25 inches, and the bore appears very bright. It's got the double-set triggers. It looks a good bit like someone has assembled this gun out of some other pieces. Like I said, the bolt serial number doesn't match the receiver. I'm not exactly buying it as a showroom collector's piece, so I don't want to overpay.