I picked up a Vaquero Bisley in .45 LC last weekend at a VERY good price. The cylinders and bore are in like-new condition and the lock-up is tight. I’m an old soldier and could only find the smallest amount of carbon in it. Unfortunately a previous owner left it sitting in a wet location for quite a while and it has some (mostly) light pitting on the color-case hardened frame, and a couple of worse spots on opposite sides of the blued cylinder. Because of the pitting, and because it also came in a box from a stainless Super Blackhawk it doesn’t have any collectors value, so I want to use it for a customized shooter. I bought it mainly because it is an original large-frame, large-cylinder pistol and can therefore handle the heavier Buffalo Bore and Cor Bon loads. I would like to have the barrel shortened to 4 or 4-5/8”, get it refinished, and have some action/cylinder/forcing cone work done. Depending on cost and feasibility I would also like to have it rechambered for .454 Casull and eventually have it fitted with an additional.45ACP cylinder. I have also seen where people have occasionally mounted S&W adjustable rear sights to the topstrap on Vaqueros. Does anyone know of a gunsmith or shop in the Tampa/Sarasota area that could handle this work? Or even a custom shop elsewhere?