Was out hitting a few pawn shops this morning, and now i am wondering if i left a treasure behind. I haven't seen one of these before, but I will do my best to describe it.
Remington Sportsman 58 20 gauge....wood and blueing extremely nice (i would say 95%+)
had white diamond things inlaid in the stock....and gold fill on the receiver scene (ducks, quail, etc). Barrel said skeet, but a poly-choke had been added.
they had $349 on it, but i am sure it could have been had for less.
One would hope so.. It's about $200 over market..
so was that a steal on the 58, or no?
The M58 was VERY load specific. Anything off it's specs and it would either not eject/feed, or it would batter the receiver to death.. Plus, the mainspring/collar assemblies are so obsolete that (IIRC) there's only one major source of those left and they ARE spendy....
I think you honestly did well by passing it up..