I am glad you like yours more than I liked mine. I had one many years ago in 7.62x54r and basically the quality, reliability, fit, finish all sucked! I did not keep it long and unloaded it quick when they were soon banned for import into the US and some one just had to have one even though I described all the issues with it to the buyer. I will never, ever, ever, ever, own another one! My WASR 10/63 GP had better fit, finish and reliability than that piece of you know what vepr had.