Lgs has a rack full of Chilean 1912 short rifles. As of Monday they have one less. Mine a mismatch 308 with a stock that is shall we say well chewed. The barrel is either worn or polished bright as the receiver. A perfect clean up project, no collector value. Some times you can polish a tur%. My big question is it has an "a" prefix on the serial # others had a "b". Does this mean anything?