Traditions is a good company to deal with if you have any issues as well. A friend of mine who was new to muzzleloading cleaned his blued muzzleloader and did not follow the directions. When he went to get it ready for the next season he called me and asked me to stop by his home and take a look at it. He used Pyrodex at the time and it is very corrosive if not properly cleaned...it was junk. I called Traditions in Old Saybrook, CT and told the CSR what had transpired, he asked me to send the barrel back and he'd se what he could do. Two days later he calls me and says that a new barrel is being shipped to my business with a new owners manual and please have the owner read it and understand it. When the barrel arrived it was an upgrade to a satin nickel plated barrel. My friend couldn't believe it, frankly neither could I. They are good folks I have been in their retail shop and it is very nice...