Thanks again, Arcticap. The slot in the arbor seems ok. The LH side barrel slot toward the frame seems the most battered. The barrel/frame gap at this point looks absolutely even. I'm hoping to get 500 or so shots at least for the life of this piece, then make it a wall-hanger. Like I said before maybe this is overreaction on my part. First experience with these so have nothing to compare with which is why I pick your brains here.
Some of this could be wear from disassembly and reassembly, I've done it a number of times. I disassemble down to the last screw after each firing, for cleaning, also. Overkill, maybe but I fear rust. I know one thing: the barrel slot steel's a lot softer than the wedge.
Otherwise, I love the BP experience.
Last edited by Idaho Spud; December 17, 2012 at 04:42 PM.