Well, i finally got to take a hands-on look at this piece. It appears to have been a shooter at some point, some point a long time and a lot of missed cleanings ago. The barrel wall thickness at the muzzle was scary, like two or three credit cards thick
. The barrel is very crudded out inside. I offered to try to clean out the barrel if they decide not to sell it as a "collectable or antique". I also offered to pop a cap on the nipple, very carefully, left-handed, heavily-gloved; i predict a large cloud of dust will erupt.
I like the feel of the wood, but the pistol feels MUCH lighter than my similarly-sized modern-produced & purchased sidelock pistol from Traditions, so much so as to make it seem toy-like in comparison.