I just purchased an 1886 Short Rifle Takedown in 45-70 that arrived yesterday - guess what, it also has to be returned for a chip in the butt stock and the pistol grip cap being drilled way off center (the cap hangs off one side of the grip and has proud wood for about 1/8” on the other side). I had to ask myself - do they really look at these things before they ship them? The balance of the rifle is perfect and has very nice wood but, it has to go back. Every time I call Winchester, I get no argument - they will fix it but I continue to own their product that lives at their repair facility - so back this one goes now. As a side note, this 1886 is a brute of a lever action - one hefty piece of iron. Anyway, am I just unlucky or has Miroku lost their manufacturing magic?