Pedersoli/Navy Arms Short Land Pattern Brown Bess
Remove visible Italian Markings and relocate the Serial number to the bottom of the barrel. Polish to Armory Bright. $75.00
We draw file off the Italian markings and serial number from the barrel and re-stamp the serial number out-of-sight. We then polish the area back to an Armory Bright luster. When we're finished, you can't tell the markings were ever there.
|A standard Pedersoli Brown Bess barrel. Historically inaccurate maker's marks are very present on the side of the barrel.
|A defarbed Brown Bess barrel-the maker's mark is removed and the area is polished to the correct "Armory Bright" satin luster.
Stamp correct "Store Keepers" marks on stock $25.00
Original Shortland Pattern Brown Bess muskets were stamped by Inspectors to mark their approval on the buttstock of the King's Musket. Are stamps are all exact copies of original stamps which he copied from rubbings taken off of original guns
|Butt stock stamped with "GR" stamp.
|Stock belly stamped with acceptance crown
Recontour, Restain and Refinish Stock. $295.00
All reproduction Brown Bess Muskets need a little reshaping and reworking to replicate the graceful profile of original stocks David starts with the moldings on the lock. By the time the Shortland pattern musket was standardized, the "tear drop"-shaped finials found on the Long Land Pattern Bess had been eliminated in favor of a simple point. For whatever reason, both Pedersoli and Navy Arms Brown Bess replicated the tear drop finials of the early Besses on their Shortland stocks.David removes the tear drop and re-shapes it to a point, just like the original guns. He also thins out the whole lock panel and contours it to follow the shape of the lock plate; the same way original guns were done. He also thins out and re-profiles the "beaver tail" finial around the tang; as originals tang moldings were quite small and delicate. The work is then blended into the rest of the stock and the wrist and butt stock a re-profiled to match the originals. The entire stock is then restained with a dark walnut stain to replicate the look of dark English Walnut, and to hide the streaky wood grain found on the reproduction stock Finally the stock is sealed with several coats of linseed oil-the same finish found on original guns.
Note: This price only applies to stocks that have not already been refinished by a previous owner. In other words, a stock with any finish other than that which was applied by the factory will cost comparatively more to rework than a factory stock; as stocks finished with oil require a lot more work to strip and contour than the polymer-based finish found of factory finished stocks.
|The lock moldings of a stock Pedersoli Brown Bess. Notice the "tear drop" finials behind the lock.
The "beaver tail" molding around the barrel tang is also too large.
|The finished lock moldings - the tear drop is eliminated and shaped to a point, and the whole lock
panel is re-shaped to follow the contour of the lock plate.
The beaver tail molding was thinned out and re-shaped.