Group, I posted this question on another forum, and thought I should post here also. I will be purchasing a Sharps repro, and am leaning towards a C. Sharps for a couple of reasons. I particularly like their Semi-Custom Hartford Classic. Wait time is less than 60 days at C. Sharps. I also like the fact that their receiver is machined, and not a casting. Any opinions on the other manufacturers? This gun will be used for recreational target shooting, perhaps up to 600 yards. Probably 45-70 with a 30" tapered octagonal barrel? Opinions on case hardened finish vs French Grey? Any opinions will be much appreciated. Thanks.