I traded for one in '96 from a kid who wanted a 10/22. I made sure he and his Dad were aware of the value difference but the kid wanted an auto. It is a very solid little gun and shoots great. When you close the lever it 'rings' like it's made from one piece of material. I know that these were made in the '88-'89 time frame but I'm curious about their production numbers. I've read rumors(starting in the 90's) that someone was going to start producing them again. Is anyone else familiar with these? The one I own is the only one I've ever seen.