was discovered and bought by a gun dealer/collector , it had sat idle and forgotten for many years , thus in a sorry state of disrepair. I took a huge gamble and bought it sight unseen in this condition just on a hunch/and prayer . Fortunately for me upon recieving the gun , I first contacted UJ, he took pity and agreed to restore it. He worked his magic and brought the old Sporter back to life. It is now my favorite airgun and I love shooting it!!. You can visit his website to see the complete restoration process. Thanks UJ !!