I'm pretty sure from your description as to whom you are speaking. This worries me because I not too long ago purchased an original cap from him (for some four figures). The cap looks good to me but stories like this worry me. The man does seem personable, but I wonder if all does not go well, will he remain so. There is a lot of fakery and dishonest dealing going on now that Civil War stuff is so bloody pricey.
If you don't mind, I would like to hear more about your bad dealings with the dealer in question as I was planning on doing a further deal his way. You may PM me if you wish. And no, I do not know him other than by doing business a few times--of which I am glad to say was satisfactory(so far).
Straggled out and did not catch up.