Thanks, Herr Craig.
This may sound odd, coming from me...
Relatively and historically speaking, with the continuing decline of the U.S. Dollar and the rise of the Euro... and with the Pedersoli knocking out EuroArms...
The rising prices for new Italian guns may make the older "Colt" Colt SM1861's actually more "competitive" if not ultimately cheaper.
In gleichem Schritt und Tritt, Curt Schmidt
Not a real Civil War reenactor, I only portray one on boards and fora.
I do not portray a Civil War soldier, I merely interpret one.