I have owned one since 78 and wonder what Browning was thinking when they put the plastic trigger and plastic front sight ramp on a otherwise decent rifle. I guess the same thing Remington was thinking when they put a plastic magazine in the 541S.
What makes this gun so valuable is that there are just not many out there. I have loved these for 40 years now. Counting this one and the one I have this is only about the 4th one I have seen that is in this good of condition. There are a few T-1's out there but they did not have the nice checkering that the T-2 has. I know the value books do not say that these are worth this much but look how fast this sold. I would not take $950 for mine.