I have no problem with "Cowboy Shooters" - at all.Short of being a cowboy shooter, there is none. Or maybe a gang-banger that wants to go EXTRA-OG.
But a 58 Remmy at BPS is $350. A Kirst cylinder is $300. Woot!!!! You've got yourself a non-reloadable $650 gun.
But if you like a Remmy grip-angle, and you live in MA, you're SOL for a repro 1875. Your only choice is a 58 and drop a conversion cylinder in it.
You can also convert a 36 cal Colt repro. IIRC, those you get a gated revolver BUT you have to use HBWC bullets b/c the .36 caliber bbl is too wide for normal 38cal bullertz.
Outside of cowboy shooters and people who are fans of that era weaponry, there is no attraction at all. It's cheaper to build a P80 if you want an untracable gun. (Because the BP's are usually serialized anyhow. Not that it's tracked, but the powers-that-be LOVE serial #'s. Because on Law & Order, you can totally catch a guy by the next commercial break with nothing more than a serial #.)
It's just that you can probably count the number of people in New England that enjoy that sport on one hand.
And even if there you were one, why not a Ruger Vaquero ?
They're first class and are on the Roster.
I'd like one myself, but simply because I enjoy retro.