After owning a spike horn years ago I began missing it. Was crossing on gunbroker for another. I've read the horror stories about the qc since freedom group took over. Man they weren't kidding! I've never felt a lever gun this rough. So I guess it's time for some new bits for my screwdriver and break out the Emory cloth. Why can't they take the extra 20 minutes to polish the guts? Ridiculous. On the other hand it is compact and handy like I remember.