UPDATE 4/8/23: As many of you are already aware, Lodgewood was featured in the March issue of AMERICAN RIFLEMAN magazine. The response to this feature has been huge and we are humbled and grateful for the amount of new business we’ve been receiving as a result. The downside is, we are a small shop, and in order to maintain a level of quality custom gunsmithing that we can be proud of, we’ll need to take some time to get caught up on the current workload. So as of 4/8/23 we will not be accepting any new gunsmithing or defarb work until we get caught up. We’ll make an announcement here on the website when we’re ready to accept new work. Thank you for your understanding and thank you for your business.
-David and Danielle Stavlo
Many reenactors and history buffs have their reproduction muskets "defarbed." Defarbing is simply modifying one's gun to make it as historically accurate as possible. All of our defarbs are done in house by gunsmith David Stavlo. David has spent years studying original weapons and perfecting his craft in order to ensure that any gun defarbed by Lodgewood Mfg is the most historically accurate reproduction available. From the stock contouring and finish down to the proof marks and stocks stamps, David considers every detail making his defarbs nearly indistinguishable from originals.
We can defarb any Reproduction Civil War weapon!!!
Interested in having your gun defarbed? For shipping instructions, click here: Defarb Request Instructions
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A note on muskets imported by Traditions Firearms: The guns imported by Traditions are made by Armi Sport, but the reason they are cheaper than the other Armi/Chiappa guns is because they are all "Factory Seconds", and are not made to the same quality as Armi Sport's "main line" guns. These guns generally have fitment issues and quite a few of them also have functionality issues as well.
Moreover, all of the Traditions guns feature laser-engraved import marks on their barrels which are too deep to remove during the defarb process. So while we do accept Traditions-marked guns for defarbing we are not able to remove the import marks from their barrels or repair them for more reliable function - that's just the way their made.