So I'm wanting to get into blackpowder shooting and I'd like to get something I can really put some rounds through. I really love the looks of the colt clones made by pietta and uberti, but it sounds like they both tend to eat springs, and I've heard that quite a few guys exchange 2 or 3 ubertis to get a good one. I'd really like something that will be fine out of the box and work for a while without more than a good cleaning and lube job. I think I would like a ruger old army, but a lot of the used ones I see online seem pretty steep for a used gun. Are there any manufacturers in particular I should take a look at? I prefer to buy US made if I can.