Well I finally got notified today from my FFL that my receiver made it to his place and was ready for pick up!! After some discussion, paperwork, monetary exchange and some more discussion... I was on my way out with a new reason to spend some money!!! lol It's an NW initialed receiver, making it a 2006 production year model, as well as an SB2 frame. So I can any barrel I want except for a heavy walled 12ga (slug barrel) or 10 gauge. Plans are to send it in to get a 30-30 barrel fit by H&R. Send the barrel to Innovative Arms, where it will be cut to 18", faced, crowned, threaded and then the front sight will be set back to the new location. After that, I have intentions of having the Synthetic Stock camo-dipped in Multicam to give it a real custom and up to date look! Optics are going to be later, I like iron sights and shoot better, IMO, with them.