As person who spends time using three languages most days, only one of which might be English, but is not guaranteed, I'm intrigued by your comment about the 'dip' of which you make much mention.I notice when looking at it that it has the dip down to the barrel that I’m complaining about on the cap and ball pistols. It must be the extra length and extra hardware required for loading that is unpleasant to my eye.
I'd be grateful to discover what that feature might be, so that I can avoid it, if necessary. It's not like 'the shoulder thing that goes up', is it?
This is my Ruger Old Army, made in 1986 and regularly shot by me ever since. Has it got your unwanted 'dip'?