Shame you sold. Maybe you could just hang it on the wall and drool over it for the rest of your days!
I know what you mean though. My first .204 was a Cooper Varminter. Certainly not as nice of wood as yours but it was still nerve racking to carry it in the field. I still have it but it's pretty much a bench gun.
(Sorry we're jacking your thread, yotedoctor.)