Defarbed Loyalist Arms Lorenz
BRI (and Todd Watts) are going to try to do something with the India-made M-1854 Austrian rifle a/k/a "Lorenz." The newer batches
feature some cosmetic improvements and the lock parts are actually pretty good. But that barrel...a defarbed Lorenz with the rifled .54
barrel is going to push $1000. The other option is the .62 smoothbore. You can find original Lorenz M-54s in shooting condition at around
this pricing point.
I have provided some gun maker's names and proof mark info for the stamps to be made up but in the final analysis, the choices for
re-enactors are somewhat grim:
1. An Italian reproduction from Armi Sport, not cheap and not too accurate. Getting harder to find, too.
Shipments are irregular and orders go unfilled for months.
2. An Italian reproduction from Pedersoli---do not have one in hand but not likely to be under a $1000, likely more than that.
3. The made-in-India garbage.
Craig L Barry
Editor, The Watchdog in Civil War News