Understanding what goes into a restoration is an important aspect of the decision to restore a piece. I'm afraid that many who are doing and doing it well pad up the cost for various business reasons and "requirements". This has been the bane of any kind of restoration work, be it paintings, furniture or firearms. It's like going to the auto mechanic with a minor problem that turns into a larger, more costly one. The best shops spend money on quality marking dies and other equipment. if used correctly, the results are wonderful. The best of the best have owned original pieces and replicate that look in their restoration work. Sole props like me and Al can provide better details to attention than the larger shops with many employees. (more employees, more cost) Any restored piece should be compared to an original by the customer for fit, finish, accuracy of markings and of course function. Where most shops fail in is the details - missing markings, wrong polishing planes, colors off, blue wrong and so fourth. The photos show some very high quality work, but there is something missing. I'll let you guys figure it out.