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PR0817 Dixie Model 1842 Springfield Musket -- Smoothbore Reviews
Product: PR0817 Dixie Model 1842 Springfield Musket -- Smoothbore
From: Christopher Speck
Date: Thursday 08 December, 2016

I was looking for a War Between the States era percussion smoothbore musket, and the Chiappa/Armi-sport 1842 Springfield is one of the very few options available.

First the pros:

The stock was a good looking piece of walnut, and oil finished, not some sprayed-on laquer/shellac, etc. The barrel channel was well inletted, with very little to no gap between the barrel and the stock. The fit of the triggerguard and buttplate to the stock was likewise very good. The front barrel band exhibited a good fit as well.

Now the cons:
The lock operated poorly, as one of the internal screws was left long enough to rub against the inside of the hammer, impeding movement significantly when cocking/letting down hammer. The rear barrel band was loose, but not terribly so. The middle barrel band was very poorly fitted, with a 1/8 inch gap between the rear of the barrel band and the step in the stock. All three of the barrel band springs felt weak/spongy, as did the mainspring when cocking the hammer. The ramrod felt weak/soft as well.

Bottom line, I don't know if I got a lemon or not, but at this price point I would not spend the money sight unseen. This would be an okay purchase at 1/3-1/2 the price Chiappa demands. I would spend at bit more, and buy a Pedersoli.

Rating: 2 of 5 Stars! [2 of 5 Stars!]

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