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.
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.
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