I paid $250 plus tax the other night. I shoudn't have bought it. It was an impluse buy along with the Dragunov that I have for sale at gunsnet. Anyways, it is very interesting rifle. It weighs 6.5 pounds. Same size as AR-15. I think the threading for stock may be same. Someone who has creativity can convert to M-4 type. Need FFL. This rifle may be legal in California but not the mag that comes with it since it is 15 rounder (I left Cali 3 years ago so I am little fuzzy on the gun law over there). The operation is very similar to AR-15 except for the safty. There is a bolt hold and release button on the left side. The mag release is on the right side on the faux 20 round mag. Shipping will be $12.00 I don't know why I do this myself. Buying something I can't afford. Maybe you will remember that I sold two AKs for $400.00 last time.