I just received this rifle/shotgun combination double today. I haven't fired this gun yet but it looks absolutely beautiful! When I disassembled this gun via wedge pin and hooked breach, I found that even the barrel channel in the fore end was nicely stained and finished. The hooked breach is double, by the way, and the barrel wedge fits perfectly and was remove with little trouble (first time disassembly can sometimes be a bit tough). If you've ever thought of owning a beautiful muzzle loading double, buy one of these while they're on sale at Dixie Gun Works. This gun is well worth the MSRP but you don't have to pay that while this sale lasts. Speedy delivery too. Thank you Dixie Gun Works and Pedersoli.