I spoke with Steve on numerous occasions at the Vintagers, Las Vegas, and Southern Side by Side. He was always friendly and outgoing. There were many times I would have struck up a conversation with him but didn't, because he stayed so busy.
I had two transactions with him; both of which illustrate good integrity. The first was for the purchase of a Westley Richards Mod. 1897 single shot rifle. It was a .400/360 NE. On the phone he cautioned that the bore was quite worn. He offered to send it to me for an extended trial, including firing the rifle. True to what he said, the rifle would only shoot keyholes. It went back with no reservation or hassle whatsoever.
The second was for the purchase of a stellar PD Farquharson in .450/400 3-1/4" NE. That rifle needed no excuses, and it still resides in my gun safe today.