Looks like it might be a good buy for someone looking for one.
Those are the kind of adds I don't understand. If you want to sell a gun, describe the gun. I don't need the history of the .22 cartridge in the add. When I see adds like that, it makes it look like the seller is trying to distract you from the gun by giving you unnecessary info about the ammo it uses or other unrelated facts. You seem to see this a lot in New Service adds where the seller has a 1909 Army for sale, but gives you the entire model history from 1899 through 1943, but can't list the bore condition.
may be the same seller.. I read the same tale on gunbroker in the last few days. gun looks okay, but he tells everything except specifics on the gun he's selling. are the grips original? most 12/22's did not come with ivory grips... so are they original or not? No box in the photos, so we have to assume there isn't one since that is not addressed. .. and other specifics not mentioned. just seems like exactly what you said. There is all unnecessary info to turn attention away from the fact the gun in the photo was never mentioned in detail.
looks like a good gun, but it takes really close up and excellent photos to detect some flaws that might not have been mentioned.
A business name is mentioned, so one would think a business seller would have a more thrills and less frills in the listing.
Just good to see I'm not the only crazy and suspicious browser out here.