I love these old caplock revolvers, they were one of my first loves in firearms. The Remington revolving carbine was one of my favorites of the category. However it was a love hate relationship. I bought mine cause I loved the way it felt when I held it and it was an interesting oddity as firearms go. I also liked that all the parts are interchangeable with my 1858 Remington new army including the cylinder. The accuracy was exceptional for a caplock and it's still my favorite squirrel gun though there aren't many squirrels where I'm living now. Sadly the weapon is "painful" to fire from the shoulder. Hot gasses and bits of powder escaping the cylinder gap has a tendency to burn the side of your face not pressed into the stock. It also like the New army has a tendency to gum up after 12 shots or so requiring you to remove the cylinder so you can clean and oil the cylinder pin. The internals don't have the same issue. I fire mine like a big pistol holding it out at arms length with my right hand and bracing the stock against my forearm with my left. I still think it's more stable than it's pistol counterpart and the accuracy is defiantly better than my pistol. I also really like the adjustable target sights it comes with they are large, simple, and work very well with the firearm. Cleaning is a real hassle but that goes for all caplocks. It's also easy to carry I just stick it into a cross draw holster placed at the small of my back. In the end if you like this class of firearm this is a nice addition to any collection. I plan to give mine a try on some prairie dogs or rabbits soon. I advise you look up some information about caplocks if you have never owned one since they have very different considerations than cartridge guns.