Hello, Please don't take the following question as a complaint or a rant. I'm mostly curious.
I have noticed that reproduction muskets from Italian companies like Perdesoli and Chiappa are very pricey. I didn't expect reproductions of Muskets that are pretty simple mechanically to cost so much and the model I'm most interested in is the Springfield 1861 Rifle Musket.
So I'm curious, what is contributing to the high price? I know Italian reproductions are of excellent quality, still $1200 for a reproduction 1861 seems abit steep. I'm wondering why.