I wqs under the assumption that it was a new rifle, but Beretta/Pietta/Cimarron put it out back in 2005.
The only review I've seen was from 'The high road' site,
But I want one. It's got the old half cock hammer safety and the (forerunner to JMBs Squeeze handle safety) squeeze the handle to fire old time firing arrangement.
So I don't have to worry about the Pumas annoying safety reset and all the other B.S. of lawyerly luuv.
I wonder what was wrong with them, since they seemed to be made well and weren't really overpriced (in the field).