Yeah that post reminds me they were made in Japan. I got a Jap curly cherry stock, it is beautiful.
When I took that kit from the box, I saw where it said "Made in Japan" on the flat, where it would be visible when the gun was completed.
Those words didn't last 5 minutes. I got a file and exorcised them right away. I would be damned if I was gonna sit in the deer stand getting into my "Davy Crockett" mood, and look down to my beautiful rifle and read "Made in Japan". That rifle would have turned into a samauri sword before my very eyes! When I pulled the trigger, rice would have sprayed from the barrel.
I didn't like it, but I could handle it, that it was made there, but didn't want to read it again.