In looking for a rifle for my next project, I saw what I thought was a Rem 700 short action in a pawn shop today. Turned out to be an old S&W 1500, stamped 'Made in Japan per S&W spec.' It was interesting and I'm curious if there's a connection to the Howa or Weatherby production lines. What's the quality of the actions and triggers like? It was cheap enough to consider snagging for a re-barrel, unless matching threads and whatnot would be tough. Any thoughts?