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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2008 9:30 a.m. PST

I was plaing on buying a musket from them, but are they safe?
it says the suplied lots of movies and tv shows with there muskets.

and that alot of british reenacters use there weapons.

so how are they?
the come with out the ability of fireing but can be made useble, but are they safe to fire? so you don't get the frizing pan in forhead when you fire it?

60th RAR Inactive Member08 Jan 2008 10:57 a.m. PST

Check on, I have seen several reviews from owners there. The general concensus seems to be that they are safe enough, but they leave too much wood on the stock and the locks often don't spark well.

Personally, I'd be very sure to proof the barrel before firing one myself.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2008 12:09 p.m. PST

is this the same make?

the wood dosn't look like them same, but rumor has it the militaryheritage guns are also made in india

60th RAR Inactive Member08 Jan 2008 1:01 p.m. PST

According to what I have read, both companies are supplied by Indian shops. I have heard conflicting reports of whether or not they are the same shops…

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2008 1:17 p.m. PST

well I would buy a pedersoli, but they don't have the india patern, and it comes in shooting order, which means I have to get permits and stuff.

60th RAR Inactive Member08 Jan 2008 1:27 p.m. PST

I have seen reviews from a few satisfied owners. Some have even trimmed the woodwork down to make them match up more closely with the real thing. As I said, I'd be satisfied as long as I proofed it before firing.

Military Heritage's customer service has been criticized in some of the reviews I have read also. Loyalist Arms gets better marks, but I believ they drill the touch hole and tune the lock up.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2008 1:48 p.m. PST

hm, well i'm not plaing on making it useble right away, as it to would force me to get a licens on the thing, and it takes some doing to get the licens

60th RAR Inactive Member09 Jan 2008 8:43 a.m. PST

You should check out the muzzleloading forum link I posted. There is at least one member from Finland and one from Sweden, so they might be able to point you toward a more local source.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2008 10:24 a.m. PST

yeah. I registerd here, but it's seems to take forever to get to get confermed

von Scharnhorst Inactive Member15 Jan 2008 3:53 a.m. PST

well I would buy a pedersoli, but they don't have the india patern, and it comes in shooting order, which means I have to get permits and stuff.

If you want a musket for FIRING at re-enactments, then it MUST be in shooting order. Regardless if you use ball or not. It would be STUPID, and in 99,9% of Europe ILLEGAL to do otherwise.

I have answered your thread on Some noob questions about reenactment, as well. Have a look.

von Scharnhorst Inactive Member15 Jan 2008 3:56 a.m. PST

By the way. It is FALSE ecconomics to buy a "non firer" in the hope of getting it proofed for powder later.

Non firers are just that. The metle is Bleeped textE, and they will NOT be proofed. (In fact they will NOT come back to you because MOST of them blow up on the test bed.

You MAY pay as much, if not more for proofing as you would have for a "firer" and the permit in the first place.

Proofing CAN be 2-5000 in Germany.

Texas Grognard Inactive Member15 Jan 2008 8:57 a.m. PST

I asked my cousin where he got his latest 1777 Charleville from and he said it was from Not only will he have to drill and have it proofed but the ramrod does not sit properly in the stock. If you place the ramrod all the way down the stock, you need a pair of Vise-Grips to pull it out. He swears to never buy anything from them again.

Just thought I would add this. Regards

Bruce the Texas Gognard

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2008 10:12 a.m. PST

Got my Brown bess just now.

it feels good, I don't have a real borwn bess, so I can't say if has to much wood on the stock or not.

there are no problems with the ramrod on this type of weapon it sits well.

so the only thing is if it's safe or not. and if it can be tested.

i'm planing on buying a real one to.

I have never thought about just how scary these weapons are.
even the short india patern, is 180cm with the bayonet
just as deady as any spear

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