I looked at the barrels on my gun more carefully, and they are 4-iron. As such, they would have been very expensive, costing Hunter Arms far more than the $25 they charged for a New Model F Damascus-barreled gun. If the company did not take special orders, I wonder if they had some special arrangement with the gun stores and distributors to sell these transition guns at a higher price?
To your question, I did recondition the barrels. Steve