Middlesex Village Trading Co

Discussion in 'Vendors and Manufacturers' started by Scipio, Jan 9, 2018.

Help Support Muzzle Loading Forum by donating:

  1. May 15, 2019 #61

    Sicilian Hunter

    Sicilian Hunter

    Sicilian Hunter

    32 Cal.

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2018
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    New Mexico
    At this point I don't think it confrontational to show up and ask to have your property returned to you.
    If HE decides to be confrontational I would make that call on the authorities then and there.
    BTW, not the local police but the sheriff's department.
    As was with my case, communication is key in a relationship between consumer and purveyor when money changed hands.
    Notice how quick a response I got here on a forum even though direct phone calls and emails went without response for long periods of time...
    Wait for it....LOL!!!
     
  2. May 16, 2019 #62

    Redcoat76

    Redcoat76

    Redcoat76

    Pilgrim

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2014
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    3
    Well to all my fellow shooters and collectors and reenactors I have heard both positive and negative I know finding someone who's is dedicated to this is tough I know as merchants they can not invest massive amounts of money and let it set and having some one qualified to do repairs is also costly. So I belive as a community we all need to rate dealers honestly give them a fair shake on how they do business. This way business owners are held accountable and as customers know what we are getting as the Latin word says caveat emptor. Buyer beware. I have owned multiple family businesses and my father and mother had a rule over the door. THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT. I know some will disagree with this but in the end a good rating system in place makes good for all involved. So I suggest all involved and have bought multiple weapons give the the dealer name and a star ⭐️ rating from1 being worst and 5 best than explain why. So I recommend MH good communication smooth transaction wait time for product about three weeks ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️As I said only drawback no touch hole due to laws transporting into US. I will be purchasing from other dealers and rate. So sorry for such along post.
     
  3. May 17, 2019 #63

    Redcoat76

    Redcoat76

    Redcoat76

    Pilgrim

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2014
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    3
    I hope as a community lets use this forum to help others in their purchases.
     
  4. May 17, 2019 #64

    Sicilian Hunter

    Sicilian Hunter

    Sicilian Hunter

    32 Cal.

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2018
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    New Mexico
    Redcoat,
    You make EXCELLENT points based from your own personal background!
    Where should we post these ratings?
     
  5. May 19, 2019 #65

    fireman1

    fireman1

    fireman1

    36 Cl.

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    18
    The more I read the happier I am that I am dealing with Loyalist Arms
     
    nhmoose and Sicilian Hunter like this.
  6. May 23, 2019 #66

    Redcoat76

    Redcoat76

    Redcoat76

    Pilgrim

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2014
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thanks Sicilian Hunter I am open to all ideas from everyone. If this site could do a list of all dealersand rate them on any and everything they sell the more of us would know we're to go. So every one ideas? Fireman 1. Loyalist Arms I talked to them what did you purchase how was it?
     
  7. May 23, 2019 #67

    Sicilian Hunter

    Sicilian Hunter

    Sicilian Hunter

    32 Cal.

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2018
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    New Mexico
    Redcoat,
    I would say it all starts and ends with customer service ("communication is key in any relationship").
    Following that it would be overall quality of the item, then its components and the details of the craftsmanship (if any).
    Beyond that I would give it a value rating comparing cost (including shipping and wait time) to satisfaction ratio (did I or did I not, get my moneys' worth??)
    Lastly, something to be considered especially in this community should be a DIY rating.
    EXAMPLE: For the work it would have taken me to do myself was it worth the extra $100 I paid Company X ? (was that bird in the hand really worth 2 in the bush??)
    Although this is different for everyone it may be of value to some (like myself who would rather spend under $100 on the materials for a hunting frock to make myself despite the frustration, than $250 on one made by someone else of a lesser material.) because there is more than just a savings in monetary means with a DIY project, there is a gain in knowledge and experience by making something yourself.
     
  8. May 23, 2019 #68

    azmntman

    azmntman

    azmntman

    75 Cal.

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2013
    Messages:
    6,348
    Likes Received:
    254
    Location:
    Northern AZ
    Three hours? From now on its your own fault. Confrontation? He should try to avoid one, he has YOUR property. If yer worried take a cop. Maybe you get yer lock back and have him dressed down by the local po po?

    GO GET YER LOCK!
     
  9. Jun 1, 2019 #69

    Pioneer flinter

    Pioneer flinter

    Pioneer flinter

    40 Cal.

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    2
     

    Attached Files:

  10. Jun 1, 2019 #70

    Pioneer flinter

    Pioneer flinter

    Pioneer flinter

    40 Cal.

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    2
    Sorry my first time posting pics with this new system
     

    Attached Files:

  11. Jun 1, 2019 #71

    Sicilian Hunter

    Sicilian Hunter

    Sicilian Hunter

    32 Cal.

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2018
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    New Mexico
    VERY NICE!!
     
  12. Jun 4, 2019 #72

    horsecavalryman

    horsecavalryman

    horsecavalryman

    32 Cal

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2019
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    I've had a double bll.flint Shotgun, a double bll flint pistol, a 1600's Dog lock Pistol, a British Heavy Dragoon pistol, and a Paget Carbine which they ordered at my request and tested inhouse for a video. Accurate and reliable with sliding safety flint lock. I'm very satisfied and Will order from them again. They don't import from same mfgs. as Loyalist and Veterans. Guns are ordered in batchs of 25 or more at a go hence the waits. Some of their models are only available from MVT. He doesn't suffer fools with warranty and returns. Read the FAQs I you "BuBBa" with his his product why should he fix your fumbles. I traded a Baker parts set from MSVT to a noted Western builder/ gunsmith of impeccable repute who's builds regularly are consigned on Tof W for $2500 + He assembled as smooth bore and tuned the lock. Here's the result. A KS tom taken on the wing. Note screw in choke.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jun 4, 2019
  13. Jun 4, 2019 #73

    Redcoat76

    Redcoat76

    Redcoat76

    Pilgrim

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2014
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    3
    Sounds like we got a good review MVTC AND LOYALIST ARMS this is how we can determine who to buy from.
     
    Sicilian Hunter likes this.
  14. Jun 5, 2019 #74

    Loyalist Dave

    Loyalist Dave

    Loyalist Dave

    Cannon MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Messages:
    7,770
    Likes Received:
    549
    Location:
    People's Republic of Maryland
    I deal a lot with products from both companies, MVTCo, and LA Canada. Reenactors use their Bess muskets a lot. So the rule for most folks that I've spoken with is you buy MVTCo muskets when you can see it in person, and walk away with it. The guys that I've seen selling them go up in person and pick out the muskets and trade guns that they then take to events and resell. IF you need lock work you have it done on your own. IF you're going to mail order, then you buy Loyalist Arms, and you can contact them if you have any problems with the gun.

    LD
     
  15. Jun 6, 2019 #75

    Sicilian Hunter

    Sicilian Hunter

    Sicilian Hunter

    32 Cal.

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2018
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    New Mexico
    Sound advice!!
    Where do you find that the lock work is needed in most cases?
     
  16. Jun 6, 2019 #76

    Loyalist Dave

    Loyalist Dave

    Loyalist Dave

    Cannon MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Messages:
    7,770
    Likes Received:
    549
    Location:
    People's Republic of Maryland
    Well this was some years ago, but several MVTCo muskets at an event needed frizzen rehardening, and the angle of the flint jaws was too close to 90 degrees. I can't, however, tell you how old the muskets were when working on. They could've been anywhere from 1 to 5 years old, so there has been much time since then and I can't tell you if any of those problems were widespread, or for just that lot of muskets, or if those problems have been addressed.

    Ld
     
  17. Jun 7, 2019 #77

    Stantheman86

    Stantheman86

    Stantheman86

    32 Cal. MLF Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2018
    Messages:
    480
    Likes Received:
    105
    Well yeah but Loyalist Arms also has a 4-6 week wait, or more if they're busy and shipping is $100.

    They're asking their guy if they can make me a .65 3-Band Enfield (P59 clone) and they told me they'd have a yes or no answer in 2 1/2 weeks. If they say "no" then I'm not buying anything else from them.
     

Share This Page



arrow_white