Very nice! I understand what you're saying but like you said, you essentially have a new handgun . . . that will last you many more years. I have Colts, Smiths . . . but I love my Rugers . . . maybe I'm lucky but I've never had a bit of problem with any of them . . . rugged and dependable all the way!
If a pair of '51 Navies were good enough for Billy Hickok, then a single Navy on my right hip is good enough for me . . . besides . . . I'm probably only half as good as he was anyways. Hiram's Rangers Badge #63