I don't think I am your buddy but only because I haven't had an opportunity to know you! Maybe we can do something about that! I have one of the last old model "Bobwhite" CZ's and a near HUGLU (DeHann SO). They both had leaf spring issues early in life but once repaired under warranty have given excellent service ever since. It might be psychological but the cross bolt gives me confidence the action is strong! Coil springs on the new models is a definite plus!