I have a '88-'89 era 11.5/5.5 barrel that I really like. My problem is deciding to remove the 5.5 or just buy another 11.5 barrel. I already have a 7.5" set-up, and a 12" SS Bull barrel, but would like the 11.5 also. Can I carefully cut away at the 5.5 to remove the pins or are they really brazed and drilled though barrel to any terrible extent that I should just forget about the venture???