I just had to have one of the new fluted 28 inch 50 caliber barrels from Thompson. The new Endeavor barrels have a new breech plug you can hand turn a 1/4 turn and remove. Its as easy as cleaning a single shot shotgun. I put a leupold vari II 3 x 9 scope on it. Shoots straight and I love it. I tried the new 777 powder after using pyrodex for years. Easy clean up! and easy loading between shots. I know I am going to catch grief from the traditionalist but what the hey. State of VA says shoot lots of deer anyway you can so I help out as often as possible.