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A trip to a reputable gunsmith for those readily solved issues (I can think of two who would touch one of my doubles) for re-regulation, trigger or spring work, etc etc can generate a bill well north of a thousand dollars very quickly. I personally would rather spend that money on the initial investment.If a Sabatti double will get the job done and any issues are easily resolved by a trip to a reputable gunsmith I don't see the problem. Not all of us have the means to spend five figures on a hunting rifle. That's not sour grapes or jealousy. It's economic reality. I'm honestly glad that a select few of you are able to keep that segment of gun world alive. I'd hate to see those guns disappear forever. The rest of us will have to be satisfied with other more affordable options.