Re: Help for an Aussie
Before you spend another nickle, have a local LEO run the gun, against burglary reports, and be sure it is not stolen.
I store my rifles without bolts, and the bolts in a seperate safe, to discourage theft, as they cannot be shot; many others do likewise, here.
Almost every such rifle I have ever been offered had such 'provenance' problems, and I have saved a ton of money, by asking this question, first.
I have no problem with 'burning' a burglar, when the opportunity presents, and have made several new friends in the shooting community, in the process.
Just a thought.
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry