A bud sold me one for $50. Poor thing... He got it from a farmer who claimed it was in the barn for at least 20 years. Looks it too! I figured I'd get it and have a spare lock and trigger set. The barrel, inside and out is beyond economical repair. The lock is a bit rusty, but very salvageable. I can strip it with muriatic acid and have a " French gray" look. The stock is quite nice and has some minor scratches. The inletting and fitting of the furniture is very good. No ugly gaps or rounded off edges. Except the fluting of the nose cap. HATE that design... Anyhow. I'm beginning to think a barrel search may be in order. I really prefer the iron mounted Renegade, but the Hawken handles nicely and does good work offhand. Whatcha think? Maybe get a good barrel and have 2 flinters? Or maybe get a percussion lock and barrel. Or just keep the lock and triggers and part the rest out like I originally planned. Argh!