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.
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!
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.
Harington and Richardson .45" In Line Percussion Rifle
Made by Harrington and Richardson in USA these rifles are not a reproduction or replica of any rifle which went before. They were, in many ways, a way to get round some of the deer hunting laws which allowed longer season if the hunter used a muzzle loader. The in line ignition gives reliable and consistent shooting - the cap is protected from the elements and ignites the charge in the centre. The barrel is loaded with a black powder charge and then a patched ball, or bullet, in the same was as a usual muzzle loader. The lever next to the hammer is then depressed and the action opens, in the same was as the single barrelled gun the Huntsman is loosely based. This exposes, not a breach, but a nipple for a percussion cap. The rifle is then closed up, and before firing the hammer pulled back. The rifle is a good condition and would appear to have seen little use. It has all its factory colour hardening and the barrel is well blued and had a good bore. The adjustable rear sight allows fine adjustment. The hardwood stock is in good order throughout. These rifles are known to be reliable and accurate, and are great fun on the range. The rifle has London Proof House marks and has been proofed for 85 grains of Black Powder and a 480 grain bullet - now that is the same as a Martini Henry load, and makes a spectacular and loud thump as it goes off. The rifled barrel makes this a section 1 FAC purchase.
.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.
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.
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.
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!
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.