I have been watching them on the SOG website, and the price just dropped to $398 so I thought I would take a chance. I called them up and they shipped me a cyq all matching. I knew this had to be a Russian capture re-blue for that price, so I asked and they did not know. But I thought even if it was, for that price it would make a great shooter. When it arrived, sure enough it was an RC, with a big "X" stamped in front of the "P38" on the left of the slide. Also had very feint, hard to see with the naked eye import stamp. So I was happy. I dissassembled it, all looked good until I looked down the barrel, the lands and grooves were very pitted, especially at the breach end to the point that I am sure it would not of made a good seal when firing it. I would classify it as unsafe. So I called them up to complain and the lady was very nice and explained that they do not inspect the barrels, but they were happy to take it back or exchange it for a full refund. So I am only out the return shipping of about $10. So moral of the story, always inspect your surplus guns before you shoot them, don't rely on a distrubutor or retailer to do that for you.