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Re: Two items for sale/trade

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  • John Ogden
    All both items are now off the market. Thank you for the interest. ... -- John J. Ogden [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 23, 2013
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      All both items are now off the market. Thank you for the interest.

      On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 10:43 PM, John Ogden <johnjogden@...> wrote:

      > All-
      >
      > I am selling/trading two items.
      >
      > Item #1: Navy Arms 1777 Charleville pistol, .69 caliber. Not sure of
      > the exact age, it may well date back to the Bicentennial years. Sparks
      > well. Asking $350 US, shipping included. As a caveat, research for
      > yourself whether or not this piece is legal to own in your home
      > state/municipality. Sorry, Canada.
      >
      > Item #2: Long Land Pattern Brown Bess (1742 variant: double bridled
      > lock; wooden rammer) assembled from Rifle Shop parts. Assembled in
      > stages by multiple stockers: first work performed by the late Phil
      > Cravener, this piece was in his shop when he became too ill to work
      > and then passed on. Upon recovering the piece, I passed it to a new
      > builder who had to give up when his first child was born. I have tried
      > to finish the piece, but have run out of free time and spare funds to
      > pay someone else to do it. Functionally, this means that the quality
      > of the workmanship is variable. The barrel is proofed and the lock
      > functions nicely. The issues, resulting from the number of hands that
      > have touched this project are: the inletting on the buttplate is not
      > perfect and could use some more effort; the ramrod could use a bit
      > more tapering as it sticks coming in and out of the pipes; the apron
      > at the rear of the lock has had a bit too much wood removed (this is
      > an aesthetic issue and does not impair functionality); the bayonet lug
      > seems to have been mounted oddly, making it difficult to fix the TRS
      > bayonet. This could be remedied by removing and re-soldering it in
      > place. So having listed the faults, all of which seem remediable in
      > the hands of the right person, I am asking $850 (slightly less than
      > the cost of the parts from Rifle Shoppe), shipping inside CONUS
      > included.
      >
      > Pictures of either piece can be had upon request. Thank you and good night.
      >
      >
      > --
      > John J. Ogden
      >



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      John J. Ogden


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