Muzzle Loading – Reproduction
All the firearms on this page will require either a Shotgun Certificate or a Firearms Certificate.
Older muzzle loading weapons may also be found on the Antiques and Obsolete Calibre page.
Navy Arms 12 bore Double
A side by side 12 bore percussion shotgun. In good condition with very good bores this gun has seen little use and has been well looked after. A classic game gun, and great fun on clays. 28" barrels and a 14 1/4" reach. The ram rod is the original one, and has a jag end and a screw worm underneath the threaded brass cap. It has all the factory colour hardening and the barrels have a good deep blue finish.
A large and impressive cannon of recent manufacture. The 50mm calibre barrel is 56" long and made from high grade seamless steel which has been turned on a lathe and then blued in a traditional way. The impressive field carriage is made from English Oak and has 32" wheels made from Elm and when assembled with the barrel the overall measurement is 85" long. The cannon has been proofed at the London Proof House for a Signal Charge of 2 oz of black powder. This is an impressive gun and it makes a tremendous noise when set off. It comes with a ram rod, a wormer and sponge, a ladle and a tompion for closing the muzzle. The maker of the cannon has used it as a part of a business enterprise at weddings - it would certainly get things going with a bang! The maker would be pleased to meet any perspective purchaser and to give some instruction in using the cannon. The wheels can be easily removed and the barrel, although heavy, can be lifted off for transport. That said, don't arrive in a Nissan Micra and hope to take it away! This cannon may be purchased and used by anyone with a Shotgun Certificate
Pedersoli Harpers Ferry Flintlock Pistol .58"
A Pedersoli recreation of the flintlock pistol produced at Harpers Ferry in the early 1800s. This design was made, but not exclusively, for the US navy. It .58" calibre and gives a good spark and shoots reliably - as a Pedersoli should. It is in very good condition and a new one costing £375 would be indistinguishable from this one after a few shots. Harpers Ferry Armoury was torched by retreating Union troops in the American Civil War. Many towns folk apparently fought the blaze. The advancing Confederates removed most of the machinery to an area further from the front line and then destroyed what was left of the armoury.
Pietta Remington 1858 New Model Target .36"
A Pietta replica of the Remington 1858 New Model Target Revolver. A popular choice with target and match shooters this model has fully adjustable sights. The trigger guard is polished brass and the grips are polished walnut. The pistol is in tremendous condition. The bore is mint and the rest of it is perfect with the sole sign of use being a tiny area of worn bluing on the ear of the hammer. This could quite easily pass as being new, and is offered at a much reduced price.
Navy Arms 12 bore double 12 Percussion Muzzle Loader
A 12 bore side by side 12 bore percussion shotgun by Navy Arms. A tidy example with the colour hardening finish still showing well on the engraved locks. The 28 1/2" barrels have good bores. The stock has a reach of just over 14 1/2". Great fun and just the job when it is just too wet to take the old Manton out!
Navy Arms 12 bore Side by Side Percussion Shotgun
A stalwart performer; a side by side 12 bore shotgun. In good condition with very good bores this gun has seen little use and has been well looked after. A classic game gun, and great fun on clays. 28" barrels and a 14 1/4" reach. The ram rod is the original one, and has a jag end and a screw worm underneath the threaded brass cap. It has all the factory colour hardening and only some fading on the barrels from cleaning show this is not new. Should you want a new one there are still made and cost £595. This one is quite a bit less!
Pedersoli Charleville Infantry Musket
A reproduction .69" Charleville infantry musket by Pedersoli, Based on the 1777 model used by the French forces. This example is in good working order. The stock has picked up a few marks during it's time with the previous owner who was a keen re enactor. No splits or cracks, but a few surface scratches. A very good shooter, and these are surprisingly accurate when carefully loaded on the range with a well fitting patch and ball.