Steve can relate.
I think it was in Good Guns, or Good Guns, Again, where Steve described his gun trading days with an anecdote from a friend who said, “If you can’t turn a matched pair of Purdey’s into a Mossberg pump in six trades you may not be a gun trader.”
A friend showed me his new Huglu SXS 20 bore yesterday. I was impressed with the quality as an entry level SXS. CNC, etc has made a huge difference in SXS manufacture.