I hear comments at the range frequently about the difficulty of getting a #1 to shoot. The fore-end is easier to fix thand most realize. Shims between the hanger and the fore-end will float the barrel with the screw tight. Sandpaper wrapped around a wooden dowel can open up the barrel channel asmuch as needed. The trigger sears respond well to being stoned and polished. Changing the trigger return spring and the sear spring to lighter springs drops the pull weight by about 1 lb. My #1 and #3 have a 2 1/2 lb pull, If the barrel is any good it will shoot.