I agree with those that say trust is needed. I too have sent merchandise, before the funds were received. But that was to people on here that I've "known" for years, not to someone that I don't know. But never a firearm, whether a Black powder rifle or especially a modern firearm. There are other things at stake here, other than money.
"You are entitled to your own opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts." - Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan
When you allow a lie to go unchallenged, it becomes the truth.
A statement of fact: H&R Huntsman & Sidekick blued barrels are made of 4140 steel.