I had several guns when I was younger and went through a "spell" where I sold all of them. I'm gradually beginning to get some of them back. I had a 39a that bought from "Brendles" when I was just old enough to own my own gun. I can remember at the time there were common issues with color matching on stocks and forearm wood... However, I don't see anything of the sort on anything listed today. At the time, I seem to remember that was a common issue that ran over many years. Just looking to get some "input" on if anyone else remembers this. I want to make sure that if I'm paying premium prices for a replace rifle, that I'm not getting one where the stock has been replaced. I'd appreciate any input you might have.
Also, does the year affect the pricing? I'm looking for good quality gun. It doesn't have to be perfect. Any thoughts on years and value in general.