It will be no surprise to anyone, to learn, that since I am no fan of Brass framed guns, AND that Copies of the Colt design DO NOT make me quiver with excitement!.. I like "Stout-Hearted Loads, and my "Medical Examiner's Special," would quickly spell the demise of any Confederate Copy,and would probably stretch out a steel framed Colt as well! I shall Always be an "Un-Reconstructed Rebel," as far as my 19th. Century Politics are concerned.( The quote of General Lee's that I really admire,was what he said to the Senator or Congressman, who sent (Long may General Robt. E Lee live in hallowed Memory!) for the then Lt.Col Lee, to offer him the overall command command of the entire Union Army. Robt E.Lee turned to this Gentleman, and said, "I never thought I would see the day, when a President of the United States, would mobilize an Army to invade his own country!" Which would seem to imply that he realized even then, that Abe Lincoln was an un-Principled Blaguard! I also wish that Mr. Booth had NOT caught his spur in the draperies of Uncle Abe's Box,in Fords Theatre, and had NOT broken his ankle in making his escape! Who knows, he might then have made good his escape, from the soldiers sent to apprehend him! Even back then, as now, it is the Victors who write the History Books, with 20/15 Hindsight! So History is always distorted!!!
However, as the Poet said, "Of all sad words of tongue or Pen, the saddest are these, "It might have been."