10m air rifle. Update
I ordered two of the 853 Monte Carlo pellet rifles from CMP on wed jan 2. I received them Friday Jan 4. Since we new the rifles wouldn’t be completely identical, we let the kids pic before we opened the boxes. Both are actually stamped 753, but I think the only real difference is the stock which are defiantly the “kids” 853 Monte Carlo. The one my niece got has a nice blonde stock with very little wear. My sons, unfortunately had a much rougher stock that had been heavily oiled. We found the action to be loose in the stock but the screws were tight. After removing the action from the wood we saw that an internal lip in the stock was cracked where the rear action screw goes. After taking some pictures, I was able to make a temporary repair so he could shoot the rifle Sunday. We sighted the rifles in and both are making 3/8” groups at 10m. Saturday I sent an email to CMP and asked if their was anything they could do for me. Monday at 8am I received a email reply apology for sending a broken stock and was told a replacement was on the way. It arrived today! The new stock is nearly perfect with the original finish and only a few minor dings.
Sunday evening the kids took their new guns to 4h practice. My niece shot very well as usual. My son is still shooting prone from a rest since he is no able to hold the rifle steady from a sitting position. He was able for the first time to keep all 25 shots inside the 1 ring with only 3 outside the black. He is very happy with the gun. The CMP has a great thing going here.