- Nov 22, 2011
- Reaction score
- People's Republic of Maryland
Well the .69 is another matter, and so might a .72 be. Yes I know of a fellow who used to be the captain of the Maryland Militia who has one, and was offered twice the price of a Pedersoli for it back in 1995 for his .69 Bess. He still has it..., says they will bury him with it....I’ve seen a few sell for 1700 and 2100, the 2100 was stocked in cherry from navy arms and was in the incorrect .69 caliber bore.
I can’t explain the current demand for Miroku muskets, but people are willing to pay for them and pay a lot extra. But it seems to be of a collectibility or commodity desire.
But for a .75..., again you can find persons from time to time willing to drop cash thinking something is "collectable" but for the most part, not so much.
I bought a Japanese Bess kit, NIB in 2018 for $500.00. I knew a fellow who once upon a time was a sutler, and he found the kit squirreled away in his basement when he downsized his house. The only tough part was the barrel pin holes and ramrod thimble pin holes were not drilled nor marked. I completed it and sold it to a reenactor.
Weird stuff going on.