Thank you Wellington. The plan is for an article in the Rampant Colt sometime next spring or sooner. I have the rough draft ready and after my consultation with John Kopec yesterday, every anomaly concerning the mismatched parts had a reason. John is very inclined to offer ideas on why and how parts get swapped out, based on the information he has collected over fifty years. When he said the grip number had been on a gun shipped in December of 76, which post dates the battle, I was a little deflated until he said with a laugh that the Indians swapped parts all the time to make a usable gun. I guess he's seen much of this. I found out that during his younger days, he traveled a lot to known battle sites, reservations and trading posts, in the states and Canada. Somewhere I have a photo of him with his collection in 1980, I'll post it. So, with his confidence in this gun, it will make a good article subject.