After ordering I was thinking, what did I just do. 26 inch heavy gun. It is nothing what I expected. The entire gun appears thinning down. I can hold it out with one hand. About seven lbs. It has a very good feel to it. I passed on a 38-55 at Epps. Just didn't seem to have much one could do with it, even reloading. Ammo was also crazy expensive. I do have a older 444 in mint condition.