I generally wont put much work into one of these, but this one has a lock that actually sparked well. I removed two inches from the original barrel, and put as much of a round on the front half as I could without having to restock or bed the barrel. I would have opened the bore from a 45 caliber smooth to a 62 or so but I didn't have the right tooling. The lock was cleaned up and some of the factory "engraving" removed. The muzzle cap, ramrod pipes and side plate where thrown in the scrap pile. I cut apart the old trigger guard and modified it. The existing trigger was reshaped. New ramrod pipes, side plate, belt clip, screws, wood and metal finish completed the project.