I want to thank all of you who offered expressions of support, both on the forum and in private correspondence. I was both surprised and gratified at the number of responses I received. Rather than send personal notes to all, I figured I'd post an update on the forum: As of this date, Fugate Firearms remains unwilling to step up to the plate. But, because the entire transaction was conducted by email and because the defective second-gen 1860 Army, represented as NIB, was shipped by US Postal Service, I've been able to file a mail fraud complaint with the Criminal Investigations Service Center of the USPS. I was very reluctant to take this step, because many of you who wrote reported satisfactory past transactions with Fugate Firearms and indicated sincere disappointment with their conduct in this instance. Unfortunately, their position in the matter left me with very few options.