- Nov 26, 2005
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Hi Marsh,No, most are stuck with an India gun. Hate it or love it. Too bad somone doesn't do a how-to article to help them.
I thought about buying an India-made long land Bess from Loyalist Arms and showing how to rework it into something much better but there is too much variation in them. Unlike the Pedersolis, there is not a simple and consistent series of steps to take. It all depends on the individual gun. That is particularly true with respect to the locks and quality of inletting. The only consistent comments I can make are every one of them has a stock that needs to go on a major diet and the buffing wheel polish needs to be stoned off and edges cleaned up. You can see that the workers go too quickly from files to polishing wheels giving everything rounded edges and eliminating almost all crisp details.