This is a
pretty nice early first year production by Pedersoli.
Made about 1976. For the age it is in very good
condition. These early ones have better springs and the
parts are closer to correct size than the newer ones.
Bore is very good. The exterior has a little surface
rust that is easily cleaned. The stock has a nice figure
in the butt and there is one filled area next to the
buttplate that was done at the factory when it was made.
The lock works great and sparks well. I repaired the
button on the ramrod as these are separate pieces and it
was loose. The sling swivels are missing which are
easily replaced. If I were to own a reproduction Bess, I
would prefer one of these early ones. A new Pedersoli
Bess will run $1100 and don't look or function like
these early ones do. This one even has nice honest
Weight is 8 lbs.
12 ozs. Length of pull is 14".