Why my wife rocks!!!
Because, despite being a liberal democrat (yeesh) she, to answer the question "what do you want for our anniversary?" spent three weekends sojourning to various gun stores to find me (libertarian libertine) my hearts desire.
And here it is, a 1943 Mosin Nagant with matching serials. I need to check the headspace and refinish the stock, and then I'll take it out shooting. Unfortunately, for the sake of my grades, I told her to hide it away until after finals. ~sigh!~