My compliment was one that prompted the start of the thread. I shoot grouse with my black Benelli m1 20. This is the era of personalization. Poster is paying homage to Ed Van Halen. A pioneer individualist in his own right. Poster doing it his way, had success. One that would paint his gun with the colors of his legend would assuredly never do anything to disrespect the legend.There is much validity to your post but the OP was writing about his grouse gun. I assume you eventually found your shotgun. .
Good luck to all I’ll be on the grouse woods for my 1 grouse hunt of the year before duck opens.
* edit yes I did eventually the others fired Hail Marys as the birds flew to my side.