Oh I don't beat myself up about it. I use that cylinder a lot. Those scratches happened when I was a novice many years ago. Trying the quick cylinder swap and such. I have 3 other 1858 remmies and none of the other cylinders are scratched at all, or their spare cylinders or the couple of R&D cylinders that I use. I can remove cylinders like hawg without scratching them up. I just don't do it generally, or recommend it to a novice. I plan to age that scratched up cylinder to match a faux aged remmi.
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