I don't doubt the lock inletting will need some relieving. Rust Brown is how I had TVM do my Early Virginia. Carving might be a little much. Matt was not keen on doing the adornments inlay i.e. a couple of silver catseyes and similar elongated stars on either side -- I had to convince him! I will say this is my opinion -- less is more in such a particular gun. A minimal amount of embellishment, however, just to show pride in something one owned at the time that was common, central, and constantly around makes sense to me though.