Muzzleloader Maker Goes Under: Austin & Halleck to suspend operations

I was saving for an Austin & Halleck Mountain Rifle Select, the prettiest non-custom sidelock available as far as I'm concerned. Sadly, it (along with the 420LR Classic, the only truly handsome production in-line I can think of) will no longer be available by Sunday, as the company announced it will suspend operations on October 1. As the move toward uglier and uglier guns rolls on, this is a real blow to sportsmen who still appreciate beauty in a gun.