You gotta yourself why you want this thing! Its not a collectors item and good clean ones are readily avilable for less than 2000. For that price you can get good quality big bores to use on dg. If you want it just coz then thats another thing. It is not an optimal caliber ito dg guns. They do not make 300 gr bullets for it without them being custom made, so you land up with a relatively slow 400 grainer. Not many peoples choice for dg. Those cracks you mention are another point of concern. No cracks in a stock are superficial and all indicate undue stress with the bedding or rough handling! PH' s comments!