I suppose that I should begin with an apology for the words I'm about to use...
Your artistic ability is beyond question, and the flag-and-eagle motif you applied is executed beautifully.
But the question remains: Why go to all that trouble and work, to so ably decorate such a worthless gun?
I have to call it "lipstick on a pig."
I'm sorry, but it had to be said...(or written, anyway).
What a waste!