I have a chance to make a trade for a 78 model BAR in 30 06. It appears to be in pretty nice condition from the pictures I have seen but the owner says it is matte black finish and I can't find any reference to anything other than a blued finish back then. Actually, he says he has owned it since 78 and he got it used but doesn't know if it was refinished or not. It is what I assume to be a Grade I with no engraving. It does have a nice checkered walnut stock. Anyone have any ideas? I can try and post a few pics but can't really tell much from them.