I never owned one, BUT had a buddy. Yeah right you are wasn't much not bigger and better with him being Special ForcesArmy, me Marine Recon old Corps. He owned one Not quite as ornate but a beautiful rifle, and a Shiloh. Some thing about where it was built increased it's value. Not sure what caliber the movie version was, but this one was 45-70. His rifle so he shot first and I'll just say it didn't group one holers. Maybe a man sized target? My now 79 year old eyes wrap around a scope and I can shoot minus MOA at 100yds. Not going to happen at 100yds with open. After the blame game, the owner handed it to me to see how bad the sights were screwed up. They were hugely bad, by almost blind eyes put the last three rounds into a first size. He wouldn't give me that defective rifle, but it disappeared from his collect before he moved? You didn't buy it promising never to tell? It is a beautiful rifle, but my eyes wouldn't allow me to appreciate it! Hope you get yours if it was that one!