I made a boo boo last night
Ended up at an auction last night that had a BUNCH of muzzleloaders. Most were percussion, about a dozen SxS shotguns, a few 32 and 36 caliber, the listing and photos had me salivating. Of course when I got there that changed. Most were either in rough condition or most of the 32 and 36 caliber guns had insanely heavy barrels. I did decide to keep an eye on a couple of the shotguns. When the time came I ended up with one for $170. I thought I had a good shooter... Until they handed me the gun. I marked down the wrong number on my catalog. It was the gun next to it that was in good shape, this one was missing a giant chunk of wood between the left lock and the tang.
So, what would you have done? I ended up handing it back to the auctioneer and told him to run it through his next sale. My luck I'll only get $50 for it. I thought about getting a piece of wood for it and making a new stock, but it would end up in a que that already has 5 guns in front of it.
Remember, shoot straight and shoot often.
Good... Bad... I'm the guy with the gun.