I purchased my X73 in Sept./1983 from it's original owner. I had made the mistake of trying it out that spring and running 75 straight from the 16. Knew right then I HAD to own it....paid C$2100...the bluing was worn a bit and it had a "fencepost" on it for wood..my first registered score with the gun was a 97 in singles...and it got me to the 27 yd. line...I've since had it reblued professionally and restocked it myself in some very tasty English walnut to the original dimensions. I've never been sorry for 1 minute that I bought it...I'll never sell it. It will grind targets at 27 yds. Those who know me will attest to how good it looks. I've probably got C$3000 in the gun and I've been shooting it for almost 24 years....pretty good investment methinks!! I have no time for all the drivel about how Ljutics depreciate like a falling rock...buy one, get it fitted properly and shoot it forever!!