You are correct Dave, it came with the Harley and was supposed to be stowed in the scabbard. I've felt from the start that the barrel was too short as well as the magazine.
You'd think after all the effort I put into making the bikes as correct as possible I would have paid more attention to this, but it got under the wire as far as quality control, scale accuracy, etc., IMHO.
But, it'll do for my purposes and won't be changed out, can't fathom messing with this figure any more. I'm falling back to the golden rule, this is a hobby, not a job, and poetic license takes over in this case. When it becomes a job I'll hang up my brushes and just sniff the paint, or even glue my fingers together, lol. HA! Thx for your comments Amigo, understood and greatly appreciated.