With all due respect, that's pretentious drivel.Horse pucky, they are just like most production guns, not historical, and always needs repair.
I had one. After repairing it to many times, I gave it away.
People need to stop thinking modern, and think about your going to carry this the rest of your days.
Buy QUALITY, which does not exist in the production world.
In 2005 I bought the best parts you could find. I built this rifle with one thing in mind.
To give it to my grandson when Im gone.
I will leave him something that works better than just about any rifle Ive ever shot, and I made it my self.
Pedersoli are fine guns, I have several as well as semi custom guns and there is no difference in performance or durability.
If you can afford a fully custom gun, power to you. But don't try and justify the price however by belittling production guns such as Pedersoli.
I'll concede the Pedersoli dowell ramrod is nowhere near the quality of a good hickory rod. But the guns are fine.