- May 15, 2011
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- North Central Connecticut
It is a good question...I wonder how many inexplicable mistakes were made by the apprentice and the rifle sold as it was. Probably a more efficient practice than restocking the parts.
Also wonder how many of the examples of some bit of poor taste or workmanship were added to the gun after it left the shop by the owner or other smiths.
My guess is not many. Mostly because I think craftsman of the time took great pride in their work. This lasted until the 1960's apparently.
Since then, the "screw it, it's good enough," attitude has taken over.