What do you do when you can’t run events?

Fix your gear…

About three years ago, I broke the wrist on my Brown Bess Musket while doing a demonstration as a Volunteer in the Park at Valley Forge. I tried to epoxy the pieces but that proved to be a temporary fix. I bought a new stock but never got around to getting the tooling needed to carve and fit the musket furnishings so it sat in my closet, derelect.

In the interim, I purchased and used a musket from Access Heritage in Canada to do reenacting and demos. It actually took a lot of work to get it up and functional and its okay but doesn’t have that “solid” feel that the Pedersoli from 1977 had. This year, I bit the bullet and took it to Glen Brosius. I picked it up Saturday. The repair was expensive but the workmanship is damn good.

Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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