What do I think? Aesthetically it is ASTOUNDINGLY un appealing. The barrel has NO art to it, the sights look like an afterthought, the fore-arm looks sourced from another rifle.... Conceptually - so short a .45-70 does little for me in a single shot. I'd hate to waste space in a safe and would never bother putting it on a rack to look at and would rather carry a short Marlin as a handy heavy-hitter or a proper double-rifle as a non-repeater hunter. Todd.