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Bought a 'B' barreled MN39 with '42 stamped barrel, Russian Imperial Eagle on the flat of the 97 r Tula stamped receiver. Sns match on bbl, rcvr and bolt handle. Blueing is fair. Plum color to the nock's form. Barrel is shiny and I think that the rifling is probably ok (I'm still trying to learn about MN rifling). Matching numbers (377) on bottom of rcvr and bottom of bbl. Problem is... two very narrow - "hairline" splits in the bottom of the fore end; one is from the splice to the rear retaining band and the other is from the front trigger guard screw relief cut to the aft edge of the splice. With bright light and magnifier, I can see hairline splits within the barrel channel. Being new to MNs/M39s, I don't know enough about the rifles to not be torn by wanting to keep the rifle, shoot it and wait for the stock to split enough to repair it or just send the rifle back for replacement. I doubt that SOG is going to be willing to replace the wood but I haven't asked. Just received the rifle this past Thursday; found the splits last night during tear-down and SOG is not open till Monday. Disappointed I am.