Please see the thread Loyalist Arms Good or Bad I posted there my experience with them thus far. Here is the end result.
Yes we did have a problem with the 1847 cav carbine I ordered - but a better service to settle the problem can not be had. Blair Higgins and his staff are a dream to work with all by email -- albiet don't expect a quick answer Friday afternoon to Monday afternoon for obvious reasons.
The resulting issue with the gun was a hammer to nipple problem, easily fixed.
Loyalist covered the cost of shipping to Canada and expressed it back at thier expense - I'm betting they took a loss on the musket. The musket works just fine now.
The workmanship I would say is excellent. I can't say what kind of wood they are using -- it does seem lighter then the italians, but I liked the finish. No plastic urathane. The half cock is huge and solid and the force of the hammer strike is great. You could have fingers like keilbassa and cap this thing.
It is a nice touch to not have all the modern markings.
If there is something your eye sees in any of thier weaponss that you think is inaccurate - Tell them!! They want to know! They want to make it right on the next production run.
All in all we in the 2nd MD Cav feel Loyalist Arms deserves the chance to earn a place in the US market.