Well, that is one way to approach a gunsmithing job. A cutting torch might work, too.
Took it back to the range tonight. Put 400 rounds through it with just one stovepipe. I'm happy now. Sat down, and put 40 rounds all within a 2" group at 35 feet. Not olympic quality, but one handed at bullseye, the gun will shoot as good as I can hold it. Now maybe I won't have to call three alibis out of ten rounds.