Many times the modern manufacturing methods dictate why/how something is made. Doing something the best, old way often conflicts with financial considerations. I believe we're fortunate to even have companies like Pedersoli, etc., around at all in this modern world.I'm one of those shooters who does not like patent breeches at all. I cannot understand why they dominate the factory market when they, IMHO, offer no noticeable advantage nor a reason for them. But I have to say my two Pedersoli never gave me any problems at all.
I'd like to have a nice Trade Gun, but would want one of the ones more traditionally made or assembled, so that would leave out the Pedersoli. Thanks for the info.Pedersoli bess's and possibly other military reproductions do not have patent style breeches.
Their Indian trade gun does.
Very similar to my Pedersoli. Reassembly my be spot on as the liner must thread through the barrel and also through the breech plug. Make certain the witness marks line up exactly.CVA's breech can be removed but to do it the drum or plug with the vent in it has to come out first. After it is out, the breech plug at the rear can be unscrewed.
The problem is, when the breech is reassembled, the threaded side hole in the barrel must line up exactly with threaded hole in the breech plug. "Close" isn't good enough.