A comment by Papa Ray on Friday open gun advice thread
Well, I see I'm late to the party again...dang
Anyway, happy birthday and jumping from that airplane sounds the best to me. I did it one time on a dare back long ago. It was a blast.
Now to your other question. Go here: http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/admin/show_inventory.php?catID=6&subcatID=55 and look around.
I have one of the Legendary Lawmen .30-30 caliber. I paid a little less as you might guess, in 1978. It is a sure shot, really nice weapon. It feels like it was built for me. I have put thousands of rounds thru her without a problem or complaint.
I bet somewhere on that webpage is one that will fit you to a t.