My thoughts exactly EXCEPT " greatly reduce if not eliminate an offer from me" I would not even bother to look at it much less put an offer on it.Worth or value is in the eye or opinion of the beholder. For me, with an occasional exception, alteration almost always eliminates the desire to purchase. Others would surely disagree. But, I never consider a gun that has been nickeled after leaving the factory blue/cc. Cutting the barrel would greatly reduce if not eliminate an offer from me.