I don't own any collector-guns neither, so I understand that one too.
Sorry about the e-mail you sent. That one is all on me...I rarely even look at mine.
A PM through the Forum here would work much better. It's hard to miss that message reminder at the top of the page.:wink: .
But back to the barrel thing...
I've seen some hack saw and file jobs that looked good, but far more that were plain awfull, so I'm naturaly leary of that....Leastways, as far as my own ability to pull it off.
I guess it all comes down to how bad you want rid of that 7-1/2" barrel.
Something you might do though, if you haven't already.... is visit a gunshow, shop or something, and handle a 4-5/8" NM 45LC. What you feel in your hand (meaning the overall balance) won't be unlike a simular OM... both of which are decidely top heavy, a condition that only gets worse when loaded.
Aint saying that either is a bad gun. Just saying that as far as feel, balance, and overall handling goes..... an SAA they aint....which is a design that I happen to know you like a lot. That, and some folks find that the long barreled big frame gun balances better than the short version.
Sorry for the long post. Seems the older I get, the more I yack.