Muzzle Loading – Modern and 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.
Zoli Harpers Ferry Flintlock .58" smoothbore
A Harpers Ferry .58" smoothbore flintlock by Antonio Zoli. The bore is free from pits and marks and the browning on the barrel is all present and even. The stock is free from any significant marks or scuffs. A brass butt trap for keeping patches or spare flints is opened by a button on the top of the stock. The flintlock action gives a good strong spark. The barrel is 90cm. All good to go and the large .58" bore size will make a decent job of firing shot at clay pigeons as well as ball at targets. The smooth bore makes this a section 2 (shotgun certificate) gun.
Ardesa William Parker Match Pistol
A recreation of a classic English percussion target pistol. In .45" calibre this William Parker pistol is is in excellent condition. The rifling is perfect and the nipple clean and straight. The previous owner tells me he did fire it, but such is its condition it could pass as being new. It comes in the original box and has the factory supplied loading rod. £100 cheaper than buying a new one.
Beretta O/U 12 bore percussion 300th Anniversary
A Beretta 12 bore o/u percussion muzzle loader. These were made to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of Beretta in 1980. These guns are a delight to use and tis one is in remarkable condition. There is little or nothing about it to suggest it has ever been fired. It even has the Beretta warranty in the original plastic slip. These do not come up very often anymore and are much prized by their owners.
Pedersoli Bown Bess
A good quality and well finished reproduction of the Brown Bess flintlock musket. Walnut stock, and brass furniture. 42" barrel and an overall length of 58". In good used condition and sparking well. These are over £1200 new.
Genuine Colt 2nd Generation 1862 Navy .36"
The 2nd Generation Colts were made by Colt in the 1970s. They are the best shooting of all the Colts and are regarded experts, including Colt themselves, as being genuine Colts. The rough castings for the large components were ordered by Colt from Italy. The components were then machined, assembled and finished by Colt in their factory in Connecticut. The revolvers are stamped and engraved as per the originals; Address SamL Colt- New York US America on the barrel top and a stage coach scene on the cylinder. The bottom barrel flat has the proof marks from Birmingham. The Ubertis and other can work very well, but this revolver has a very different feel, and is clearly superior. They are rare guns in the UK.
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 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.
.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.
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.
Genuine Colt 3rd Generation "Signature Series" .36" Navy
Produced from 1994 to 2002 thee 3rd Generation Colts all have the signature of Samuel Colt engraved into the back strap - hence they are also know as the "signature series". They are regarded as genuine Colts and were manufactured under an authorised licensing agreement with Colt Firearms by Colt Blackpowder Arms Company. They are exceptionally well finished using proprietary Colt formulas for bluing and colour case hardening. All the markings and engravings are the same as the 1st Generation or original Colt models. This example has a discrete London Proof House mark on the underside of the barrel. Rare in the Uk, and collectable everywhere, this revolver comes with the original factory leaflet.