Bought a 541x at a gun show about 6 yrs ago. I really like the gun and still do. The gun came in the "new" in box. Bolt was still in sealed foil wrap, gun was cut out of foil wrap, sights were still in foil wrap. No cut mark's on stock. Stock looks wonderful and blueing is 100%. Has U.S. property mark's on it. I was told there is no way it can be new and has been rebuilt by Uncle Sam. I just have a hard time seeing US doing that good of job on everything on gun. A little help and info would be great. Paid $550 for it. Gun is really very nice. If i knew how to post pic I would.