In the pictures you show above, I'm curious about the first one of the "old style forend". I ran across two of these yesterday in a pawnshop, both had what appears to be ultra lite 30-30 barrels with open sites, no scopes. I noted the serial numbers so I could look them up when I got home, but forgot. Looked at to many guns yesterday.
My question(s), when would these have been produced, and is their any collector value on them. Reason I ask is that they were both priced at $199.95, which I thought was way high, considering you get a new one for around $220-240. I'm looking primarily for a project gun I can "pretty up" and turn into a .357 plinker.