No SHOW OFF; rather a clue to the 'younger set' what these rifles will do with BLACKPOWDER!! A chore to clean?? Not hardly! Three wet patches damp with plain old water down the breech and one dry patch and it's clean! Too many people have bad misconceptions about blackpowder because all they can see or recall are instances with muzzle-loaders and a 5 gal. bucket of warm water and the process of running a swab up and down the bore to get clean and to do that the friggin rifle had to be disassembled to boot! Not so with a falling block breech like onto the Sharps or a Hiwall rifle!
Don't get me wrong! I still enjoy shooting smokeless/modern rifles but it's a real kick in the arse to lay down prone, fire a shot from 1000 yds. and then roll over and look into my scope and watch a 550-720 gr. slug whack the steel plate!!