I was putting together some light loads for my 1912 Chilean in 7x57 when it occured to me that my 1896 carl gustav 6.5 swede was made in 1908 and is in fact 100 years old this year. It has always been old but this blows my mind. 100 years old. I shoot it regularly, it is beautiful and beautifully put together and is very accurate. I even make a point to take it hunting each year. 100 years and still working perfectly I can't imagine any other tool working after 100 years. My latest purchase, a cz 9.3x62 is in my mind a perfect hunting rifle but really nothing more than a copy of a 100 year old design and not as smooth. What else has stood the test of time like that? Wow.