i picked up this model 30 a month or so ago. it's in ok shape. the action arm will slip out from the bolt if i twist the forend, think i can just weld the hook and file to fit better. the wood is not bad. looks like there could more then one layer off the finish. checking looks worn some but maybe it filled in with the stock finish. no big cracks, there maybe a very small one behind the top tang it looks more like the shalace or what ever they used is cracked. the butt looks fine. all metal is good some ware on the high spot. no dents in the barrel. i do see the firing pin has broke, i read that is common with these. i will jut weld it up like new. everything works or looks fine for the age. from what i found this gun is from 1925 to 1929. the bore is mint, looks like it' brand new in there. the barrel is 32'' full choke. i was thing of cutting it to 30 or 28, i will see what the bore diameter is if i cut it there. for the bluing, i have a full bottle of rust bluing solution. i will have to make/find a boil tank. id like to see what yo think, i plan to shoot this a bit. i picked it up for $110 otd, these tend not to bring much and have no collectors value. tho it has browning patents and a very good take down barrel. making it a trench gun crossed my mind, but i was just looking for a decent old pump, don't have the money for win model 12 or a ithaca.