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.
Uberti Colt 1849 Pocket .31"
Uberti Colt 1849 Pocket .31". New and unfired, this pistol is still with its factory tag and has its factory grease on the metal work. The baby of the Colt range, but great fun to fire. List price for this is £292
Uberti Colt 1861 Navy .36"
Uberti Colt 1861 Navy .36". This model has the brass back strap and trigger guard. It is in exceptional condition and there is no indication of it having ever been fired. It comes in the factory box, which is also in exceptional condition. The box contains the Uberti literature and owners instructions. The new price is £285.
Uberti Colt 1862 Pocket Navy .36" 6 1/2" barrel
This very little used Uberti Colt has all it's colour hardening present and comes in it's original box. I suspect it has only been fired a handful of times, and was then properly cleaned. It is very good condition all round. New price is over £300
Uberti Colt 1862 Pocket Navy .36" 5 1/2" barrel
Uberti Colt 1862 Pocket Navy .36" 5 1/2" barrel. This pistol has been little used. Much of the cased colour hardening is present. The 5 shot cylinder is engraved with a stage coach scene. The new price is over £300
Uberti Colt 1851 Navy .36"
An Uberti Colt 1851 Navy .36". This faithful reproduction has much of the original colour hardening remaining on the frame. The trigger guard and back strap are in brass. The 6 shot cylinder is engraved with naval scenes. The new price is over £250
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!
Kentucky .45" Percussion Rifle - Pedersoli
A good quality rifle from Pedersoli. This Kentucky has a .45" rifled barrel and the rifling is in good condition. The full length stock is also in good shape - it has a few marks and minor scratched from normal use, but gives every indication of having been looked after by it's previous owner. The barrel is 35". It has brass furniture and a brass patch box. The brass fore sight is adjustable for windage. The wooden reloading rid appears to be the original one supplied. The new version of this rifle from Pedersoli is over £600.
Parker Hale Enfield Musketoon Smooth bore
Parker Hale made a number of replicas of the famous Enfield Percussion Rifle and they are of a good quality and well regarded. This example is smooth bored and was made as such. It has Birmingham proof marks and the barrel is in excellent order, inside and out. The whole gun is in very good condition and has been well looked after. The factory colour hardening on the lock plate and hammer is all present. Although the gun was probably made by Parker Hale as a smoothbore to allow its purchase on a shotgun certificate (the rifled examples needing a FAC), smooth bore Enfields were made as the Model 1859 and were issued to native regiments in Imperial India. Memories of the Mutiny caused the arming of native soldiers to be one step behind the technology used by the British soldiers. The gun comes with a sling.
.45" Flintlock Kentucky Pistol
A Kentucky Flintlock pistol in .45" calibre. This example is Spanish made and is in good condition. The 9 3/4" barrel is octagonal and both the front and rear sights are adjustable for windage. The rifled bore is clean and sharp. The lock has all the factory case hardened finish and it all works as it should. The frizzen sparks well and there is nothing to suggest the pistol has seen much use. Although termed "Kentucky" pistols, they were made all over the North America - in fact the most productive state was Pennsylvania and this because it was were the greater number of German and Dutch immigrants settled.
Antonio Zoli .58" Remington Zouave Musketoon or Carbine
A reproduction of the Remington Model 1863 Zouave .58" Rife in the shorter Musketoon or Carbine length. The term Zouave is an interesting one, particularly when applied to an American designed rifle. The French used the seasoned fighters from the Zwana tribes in Algeria and formed them into light infantry regiments with French Officers. These regiments were known as Zouaves. The name was given to light infantry units on both sides in the American Civil War. The Remington Model 1863 was famously accurate, and was made in considerable quantity during the American Civil War but was for some reason, little used. This reproduction has the shorter 26" barrel, as opposed to the full length rifle which had a 33" barrel. It is in a very good condition, with an excellent bore. The rear sight has been removed and replaced with a BSA aperture sight, which gives a better chance of utilising the famed accuracy of these rifles. The barrel is retained by a barrel wedge and the brass escutcheon on the left side of the stock is missing. This does not affect the working of the rifle in any way. The stock has a brass patch box and the original metal loading rod is present. The wood work is in very good condition.
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.
Deringer .41 Percussion Pistol
The famous Deringer - correctly spelt with one "R" - was the best known gun made by Henry Deringer. The name was later applied to all manner of small, easily concealed pistols. Henry Deringer was born in 1786 and died in 1868 and manufactured guns in Philadelphia from 1806 until his death. Deringers went down in history as the pistol used by John Wilkes Booth to murder President Abraham Lincoln at Fords's Theatre in Washington. This Italian made replica is a remarkably accurate reproduction including the correct stampings of the name and address and a letter "P". The model is correctly known as "The Philadelphia Deringer". The lock plate, hammer and trigger guard are hand engraved. The .41" barrel is a mere 2" long. The usual load is 20 grains of Black Powder and a patched .390" ball. A bit different and great fun on the range. It comes in it's factory box which appears to have had provision for a small powder flask. Hard to imagine even the most severe Firearms Enquiry officer arguing that you do not have room for this one in your cabinet!
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.