No question that that's an excellent price for the barrel. It'd be a shame to mutilate it by cutting back to 18".
I realize that I'm probably looking for something that doesn't exist. The barrel I imagine would be rough, but still able to install on a win mod 1200 or 1300, or my Ranger 120. Bore could show rust but no pitting. $40-50 price range.
Thanks for the offer, do appreciate you responding to my post.