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Hello everyone I just bought my first Pedersoli. It’s a frontier flintlock. I went with them because I’ve heard nothing but good things about them from a lot of ppl I know. But when I received my rifle I’m really disappointed in the stock finish. Someone got a little carried away when sanding and sanded a low spot in the wood around the lock. Can some of you give me some input if I’m being to picky or if it’s unacceptable?
I just bought my first Pedersoli also, mine was still new in box, Pre Pandemic Pedersoli Traditional Hawken 50cal. $440 shipped to my door off of Gun Broker. I just got it in the mail, & It seems nicer, especially the trigger, than my brand new, Investarms Bridger Hawken 50cal that cost me $650.
 

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Hello everyone I just bought my first Pedersoli. It’s a frontier flintlock. I went with them because I’ve heard nothing but good things about them from a lot of ppl I know. But when I received my rifle I’m really disappointed in the stock finish. Someone got a little carried away when sanding and sanded a low spot in the wood around the lock. Can some of you give me some input if I’m being to picky or if it’s unacceptable?
I bought one of those old cheap Traditions Kentucky flintlocks and thought it was bad but this actually makes me feel a little better about it. Honestly it's about like wining the lottery anymore with this or any other item you buy now a days, it's hit and miss on quality so I learned lately not to be to picky and just be glad if it functions right. Wish you good luck with it, Pedersoli seems like good stuff.
 
Hello everyone I just bought my first Pedersoli. It’s a frontier flintlock. I went with them because I’ve heard nothing but good things about them from a lot of ppl I know. But when I received my rifle I’m really disappointed in the stock finish. Someone got a little carried away when sanding and sanded a low spot in the wood around the lock. Can some of you give me some input if I’m being to picky or if it’s unacceptable?
I would contact the vendor and/or Pedersoli. That is unacceptable and so it the gap where the lock is. Have you looked at over the rest of the gun for other defects? Considering the money spent I would want satisfaction.
 
I just bought my first Pedersoli also, mine was still new in box, Pre Pandemic Pedersoli Traditional Hawken 50cal. $440 shipped to my door off of Gun Broker. I just got it in the mail, & It seems nicer, especially the trigger, than my brand new, Investarms Bridger Hawken 50cal that cost me $650.
Very nice looking rifle, you got a great deal on it.
 
I bought one of those old cheap Traditions Kentucky flintlocks and thought it was bad but this actually makes me feel a little better about it. Honestly it's about like wining the lottery anymore with this or any other item you buy now a days, it's hit and miss on quality so I learned lately not to be to picky and just be glad if it functions right. Wish you good luck with it, Pedersoli seems like good stuff.
I agree, everything in general is hit or miss anymore. I have a few traditions flintlocks myself and the wood stocks on them look a lot better than my pedersoli.
 
I would contact the vendor and/or Pedersoli. That is unacceptable and so it the gap where the lock is. Have you looked at over the rest of the gun for other defects? Considering the money spent I would want satisfaction.
I’ve contacted both multiple times and the only thing I got out of it was my money back on shipping from the vendor. Pedersoli said that the stock quality is satisfactory and that the overall shape of the stock is there even though it has a imperfection and that due to the carving and sanding process each gun will differ from the other. I understand each stock shape will be slightly different but with mine they took way too much wood off. The rest of the gun functions ok.
 
I believe this one will be my first and my last pedersoli I ever buy. From the price and quality of the rifle and the way their customer service representative responded to my email. I thought about calling them and explaining everything if they have someone who can speak English. Bad experience overall with them.
Call IFG in Amarillo TX.
 
Really a shame, my first flintlock was a Pedersoli Pennsylvania rifle, which I still have. It’s a good shooter and nicely finished, the way Pedersoli’s used to be. I did eventually tune the lock which made a positive different. But no other complaints.
It really is a shame a lot of the newer models lack craftsmanship and quality. I may buy an older model and sell the newer one.
 
It really is a shame a lot of the newer models lack craftsmanship and quality. I may buy an older model and sell the newer one.
Yeah, I really hate it for those wanting to get their first flintlock. Even with all the good advice folks can get here until you take the plunge you don’t even know what questions to ask. It was a big step for me moving into flintlocks. Seems as natural as breathing now, but not back then. But at the time I decided on a Pedersoli because I trusted their quality, now that’s not the case.
 
In general I think Italian made guns as of the last few years are having Qc issues and Im including modern guns. I purchased a Silver Pigeon a couple years ago. Used it briefly then it sat. Pulled it out a few weeks ago and noticed the stock had lightened on the butt. Showed it to my friend at his club; his comment was stock looks dry. That evening he sent me a link on google where more than a few were having issues with the finish. 2 grand mind you and these people are all having the stocks refinished! The world we live in today!
 
I have owned a number of Pedersoli guns over the years, some factory new, some new to me, with manufacturing dates spread out over nearly 50 years. Believe every one required some sort of tweaking that one would like to think would have occurred before leaving their factory. Poor inletting, locks binding on wood, ill fitting butt plates, poorly shaped stocks…. None were difficult to correct, though somewhat irritating, at least to me. Unfortunately, the quality we receive at the Pedersoli price point. Personally, don’t like it…. but will not stop me from purchasing one if it’s something I want at a price I can live with. Limited options and just so much money….

Bet the OP’s gun is a good shooter. Though if I were Pedersoli I would be embarrassed.
 
I have owned a number of Pedersoli guns over the years, some factory new, some new to me, with manufacturing dates spread out over nearly 50 years. Believe every one required some sort of tweaking that one would like to think would have occurred before leaving their factory. Poor inletting, locks binding on wood, ill fitting butt plates, poorly shaped stocks…. None were difficult to correct, though somewhat irritating, at least to me. Unfortunately, the quality we receive at the Pedersoli price point. Personally, don’t like it…. but will not stop me from purchasing one if it’s something I want at a price I can live with. Limited options and just so much money….

Bet the OP’s gun is a good shooter. Though if I were Pedersoli I would be embarrassed.
I have a Brown Bess and Charleville no complaints they are good shooters and the finish is fine. I got them in 2017. Im a firm believer that the pandemic played a major roll in today’s QC issues.
 
Hello everyone I just bought my first Pedersoli. It’s a frontier flintlock. I went with them because I’ve heard nothing but good things about them from a lot of ppl I know. But when I received my rifle I’m really disappointed in the stock finish. Someone got a little carried away when sanding and sanded a low spot in the wood around the lock. Can some of you give me some input if I’m being to picky or if it’s unacceptable?
I've read that Italy was hugely affected by the late Covid wave; there may have been a lot of older workers quitting, etc., so I wonder if the quality wasn't affected by all that?
 

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