mine's the same with the grooved fore end. like NHhunter said, can't go wrong. pretty compact and sturdy as hell.
here's a pic of the same gun (not mine). make that one in 270, add a balvar scope and there you have it. a perfect deer gun. circa mid 1950's.
Nice looking rig there Fisch! Send me the barrel code and serial numbers via e-mail (r[email protected]) and I'll look up the date for you.