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:
> 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
> Pictures of either piece can be had upon request. Thank you and good night.
> John J. Ogden
John J. Ogden
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