Put Off buying one
The cost is certainly not a show stopper, in fact it's a huge incentive. The response on here has also been pretty encouraging.
Two things that I have read in forums that have given me doubts are the need to have the shroud milled off or away, where do I get that done and how much does that cost? Or is that a DIY job? I have good engineering skills but no access to mills or lathes anymore.
Also, I think that scope rails/mounts are on the expensive side? Again only what I have read and I could have got that wrong.
What sort of price should I be looking at for a used one?