My checkbook and I went to a nearby gun auction today with the intention of bringing home a Ruger No. 1 chambered in 7RM. The rifle had a Leupold scope and 4-digit serial number so close to my XP-100 that I viewed it as a sign from above that I should buy it. Unfortunately, the barrel had been cut back to about 20". Nonetheless, there were two people who wanted it enough to drive the price up to 500.00. We really need to regulate hacksaws.