Hawg, I think it looks superb.
It would be a real eye-catcher if you show up to a CAS/SASS event with it. Everyone will want to know if you are sporting an original.
On the Kentucky rifle: Is the bend visible to the naked eye? I think I would just go get it straightened out by a gunsmith or just get a new barrel for it.
It is a gut-wrenching feeling when something that is valuable like that gets dropped. The first thing I worried about when that cylinder rolled off was that cracks might develop in the cylinder, that is why I sent it in to get checked.
Does things like that happen on a frequent basis? I see movie guns get dropped and I cringe when that happens.
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