Actually mine has a modernized stock but .54 caliber covers up a lot of sins. With a big ass bullet as thick as a AA Battery, and half as long, this beast makes a nasty noise outdoors. I picked it up one day, intending to return it to the gun safe before answering the door. Both dogs stopped barking and made for the far end of the house. I used that lesson to train the dogs to get scarce from the front door if I, or Dad, picks up a gun. Word spread, and I think no one is interested in ever staging a break-in or home invasion at our
I also have the only dogs I'm aware of, that will willingly wear ear plugs!