If it's all documented on a Colt letter, it wouldn't really change it much...for me at least. It is what it is. To the purist, maybe it would. I actually would rather have the 7 1/2 44/40 and I think showing it was all done at Colt makes it ok. I tend to prefer shooters over shelf displays. Usually. When was the work done, as compared to it's original version?