My best is very similar to yours. Only I was working at Walmart at the time and had very, very little money. The old guns that he figured I wouldn't be interested in were a 1895 Krag that had been sporterized and a Remington 1903-A3 that was impeccable. He'd purchased both in the 1960's from back-of-magazine ads cheap. He wanted $250 for the Krag which was out of my range, but the $125 '03-A3 came home with me and I still have it 19 years laterI went to a garage sale and the guy didn't have anything interesting, so I was getting ready to leave and I heard him say, I have an old gun for sale from my dad if you're interested. The old guy he had asked wasn't, but I asked, and was told it was probably nothing I was interested in. I said most certainly and he brought it down. It was a WW2 British 303 that had been wrapped in an army since his dad had brought it home for WW2. In excellent condition and had not been sportorized. It has the S designation on the rifle from the sniper series and it has been drilled for the offset scope but that did not come with it. I ended picking up the gun for $125. I gave the guy my license to hold it and ran to the ATM .