not the same gun then. this was a bolt action 12ga and the previous owner didnt take very good care of it, but it was one of my first guns and i didnt really know much about them or how to tell the differences between a poor action and a well maintained one. but ya i was just out of the service at the time of my 2sd ND. so ya my finger was in the guard. it took me a long time to get out of that habit when switching from military to the privet sector.