Pedersoli/Navy Arms 1766 Charleville/M1795 Springfield
*The following services can be applied to both the Model 1766 Charleville and the Model 1795 Springfield, as the M1795 is a copy of the French Charleville.
Remove visible Italian Markings and relocate the Serial number to thebottom of the barrel. Polish to Armory Bright. $35.00
David draw files off the Italian markings and serial number from the barrel and re-stamps the serial number out-of-sight. He then polishes the area back to an Armory Bright luster. When finished, you can't tell the markings were ever there.
|A standard Navy Arms Charleville with serial number stamped on the barrel.||A defarbed Charleville with modern markings removed and serial number|
stamped on the bottom of the barrel.
Recontour, Restain and Refinish Stock. $165.00
AWhile all of the mass produced reproduction musket stocks require re-shaping to be correct. The Charleville/M1795 require some of the most extensive modification. David starts with the wrist and butt stock. He reshapes the rectangular wrist to be round-like originals. This not only looks much better, but feels much better as well. He also reshapes the comb area and the flutes of the butt stock to original dimensions. A lot of time is spent on the lock panels. David "crisps-up" the lines around the lock and side panel to make the stand out like an original gun that just rolled out of the arsenal. He completely reshapes the lock panels to make it correct; thinning them out ans re-contouring them to follow the lines of the lock plate, just like the originals. Finally the forend is shaved down to the correct dimensions. The stock is re-stained with a dark walnut stain to hide the streaky colors of the Italian walnut and make it more closely resemble American walnut. Finally the stock is sealed with several coats of linseed oil-the same finish found on original guns.
|A stock Charleville with thick lock panel.||Defarbed Charleville with thin lock panel that follows lock plate contours.|
|Before: thick and too wide.||After: thinned out and graceful.|
|Before:||After: the shape of the contour of the lock plate is replicated on the left side.|
|Before: lacquer finish||After: stock refinished with proper linseed oil finish|