They are great rifles from what I know. A friend of mine I worked with has had one since he was 8 years old (73 now) and he just sent it off and had the rifle rebuilt by a guy on line. He did a very good job as the internals are all new. So at least can maintain it and he swore on his. In fact even bought a new one so could preserve that one. Think you will like it as his was a pump and plenty powerful.