Been looking at the WW1 anniversary model awhile back at a gun store but never bought it and regretted it ever since. I was waiting for the price to come down. He had 2 of them and they weren't selling. Went back one day and both were gone. Went back last week and just for the heck of it, I asked if he had any ww1 anniversary models. He said no but he had the ww1 black oxide with the ww1 serial number which I believe came out awhile before the anniversary model. Some guy left him a deposit awhile back and never came back. He had it tucked away in the back. He says he's going to try to contact him a few more times and if he's unsuccessful, it's mine. We agreed on a price and I left him $100 and just hope I get it. I actually like this one more than the anniversary model because of the roll marks. The white sleeve box it comes in is pretty beat up but the blue box and everything else is pristine. Keeping my fingers crossed.