In early 2004, Remington announced that it would import and brand Baikals under the name Spartan Gunworks, most of which will be sold at the big-box marts. The Spartan line consists of o/u's, side-by-sides, and single-shots in 12, 16, 20, 28, and .410. The first two styles sell for $400 in single-trigger and $320 in double-trigger versions; the third costs about $100. I recently shot the 20-gauge o/u, which weighed in at a hefty 6 pounds 15 ounces with 26-inch choke-tubed barrels. It had an unadorned receiver and matte-finished walnut with crudely cut checkering. Though it was neither a thing of beauty nor lively in my hands, it is an affordable, rugged shooter you can leave in the truck as a backup all season and use as a jack handle in a pinch.