The Howa M-1500 is one of the best known barreled-action rifles on the market and is the most popular of all of Howa's rifles. The M-1500, while being comparatively low priced next to other overseas models, has been judged to have all the delicacy and robustness one would expect from Japanese engineering. The 1500 features a unique floor magazine and comes equipped with an overmolded stock, a free-floating barrel for optimal accuracy and a non-slip Cobblestone grip that helps reduce shooting fatigue while ensuring a proper grip in all weather conditions. Lightweight and short, the 1500 Compact swings easily and can be used in tight or awkward positions with ease, grabbed in a hurry for that quick shot. This bolt-action rifle features a set of Weaver-style scope-mounting bases and a 2-position safety. Its stock and bore are in good condition and its metal is in fair condition.