Well, I took a chance based on reading on this forum and purchased a "surplus" Walther P1 from Dan's. I was hoping for a nice condition shooter. I guess I will have to keep looking because Dan sent a pristine, minty, unfired, gorgeous pistol! I could not have done better if I was waiting at the end of the assembly line myself. If anyone is sitting on the fence about Dan's, jump off and order. He is a real gentleman to deal with since I gave him a lot of questions on the phone. His packing is first rate as well.