I bought my Pedersoli Kentucky new in 1991, my first flintlock. Back then they were only $250, I think Dixie has them for $895 now. The parts to wood fit is perfect, but there is a rough spot right in front of the lock panel. I just ignored it. It was pretty accurate, but personally I was never a fan of the 1:48 twist on factory guns. Most of the club members were using custom slower twist barrels. My main gripe with Pedersoli is that ridiculous touch hole liner. The touch hole is so small I could only get a nipple pick I used on my percussion rifle and revolver in it. I would wiggle it around sideways and up and down as much as I could between shots to try and clean it. Still the last 8 to 10 shots of a match I would have to try cleaning out the touch hole and priming 3 to 4 times to get it to go off. Each time I got home and removed the liner the fouling had still built up in it with only a small hole the size of the nipple pick going all the way through that coned section, which must have been a quarter of an inch long. The surrounding fouling was hard as a rock. No wonder it was so hard to get it to go off. That happened every single match. I pure tee despise their touch hole liners.
The trigger pull was also horrendous. I took the lock apart to polish the sear and tumbler contact points and it improved only a little. Problem was I never was able to get everything tight in there again. A small pin would always work its way loose after that and the mainspring would come unattached and spring out inside the lock. This always happened halfway through the matches. I had to keep a mainspring vise with me so I could remove the lock and put it back together to finish the match. Each time I got home the pin was halfway out again. I know I caused that problem by not being able to get everything tight after I took the lock apart and attempted to lighten the trigger pull. I finally fixed that problem by ordering a replacement lock from Beauchamp and living with the trigger pull. The replacement lock also has perfect wood to metal fit. I don't think their lock geometry is very good. I had to use those small 1/2 inch flints and bevel up or bevel down it ate them like they were going out of style. I would knap them a couple times during each match and still have to replace them before finishing the match. Our matches generally consisted of 30 to 35 shots.
I shot it in one match after replacing the lock and then retired it. By then I already had my second flintlock, built with a lock made by Robbins and a Douglas barrel. Since then I acquired a flintlock made by one of our club members with a small Siler lock he modified and a Rayl barrel and also ordered new from Narrangansett their Early Virginia with a Chambers lock and Colerain barrel. Those last 3 I love, the Pedersoli not so much. The Pedersoli now hangs on a gun rack collecting dust. I won't sell it because it was my first flintlock. I had heard before purchasing it that Pedersoli was considered the best of the mass produced factory guns and that may well be.
During my years of shooting my Pedersoli I have concluded it is a great gun to hunt with where you won't be taking too many shots. It is certainly accurate enough for that, the small touch hole won't present a problem, and you can learn to live with the trigger pull. If you operate on the lock like I did and can't get a tight fit on everything you won't be taking enough shots for it to come apart on you the way mine did. If you like to walk around in the woods and play longhunter it would also be great to carry. It may not be exactly historically accurate, but it is a full stock flintlock and carries the name Kentucky. When I was kid in the '60s watching Fess Parker play Daniel Boone each week and carrying a stick around in the woods pretending it was a flintlock on my adventures I would have loved to have had a toy gun that looked like my Pedersoli, non-firing for a kid of course. But if you plan to use it as a match gun and you experience the problems I had, be prepared to feel like wrapping it around a pole.