Well, the problem with some dealers not shipping BP guns in to Michigan ended up being a mute point. I posted a Want To Buy on another BP related forum and to my surprise, had a response within a couple of hours. We worked out a "horse trade" so what I had that he wanted is on the way to him and the Crockett Rifle he was willing to part with will be on its way to me. Used but in very nice shape - he's happy, I'm happy and "common sense" once again prevails!
It's always a pleasure dealing with the nice folks in this hobby . . .