I haven't been here lately and just found your comment from July on my 1887 replica of Winchester's lever action shotgun. Mine is a Norinco and has served me well and I wouldn't part with it. They used to have some issues a few years ago but a guy from the US that knows his stuff about guns as well as being a Cowboy Action Shooter went over and assisted the Chinese in fine tuning the manufacture of these guns and they have been greatly improved. If you buy one get a new one to ensure it is one of the enhanced models. As I said, I wouldn't part with mine. Osdv Adas'nv ( Good Luck).