Real nice mount for the son's deer! As far as altering the buck you shot: Questions that I would ask myself. Would I want to change how he looked when I shot him after all I knew when I pulled the trigger that he wasn't perfect. Making him something he wasn't, what am I trying to do or say? For me, if I broke a point dragging or some other way then I'd probably have it fixed but to re-make a lot of his rack to something maybe he had, I'd probably dismiss those thoughts. I think a big part of mounting game animals is to preserve that last memory picture of the animal when it was dispatched. Just my 2 cents worth.
I agree I knew what he was when I shot him. I do not generally "Hunt Horns" I hunt meat. Dont get me wrong I like the big impressive racks but would never let a sure freezer of meat walk because his horns arent big enough. I have apicture of the buck a couple weeks before I shot him with out the breakage. wITH OUT THAT i WOULDNT CONSIDER IT.