Re: Wild "grades"
I got an "A" grade and I didn't see alot of difference between mine and some of the other's "B" grade units. I didn't have any dents in my case, and the case and tripods were painted with a really thick coat of OD paint. I took the paint off the tripods, and the large one was a nice oak wood underneath. I polyurethaned it and it looks really good now. I painted the outer case matte black and polished up all the brass--Hell, I could put it in my living room now as a conversation piece. It works great, though, you won't be disappointed...