Dating percussion rifles
Pedersoli 50 caliber percussion rifle Description: Pedersoli 50 caliber black power percussion rifle. 5 includes shipping to FFL Only (I'm not going to try to interprate every state's laws regarding muzzle-loaders) Price: 5.00 Manufacturer: PEDERSOLI Serial Number: 80340 Caliber: 50 Pedersoli 50 caliber percussion rifle Description: Pedersoli 50 caliber black power percussion rifle.
Obviously it was made after 1860 given the production of the lock, but I'm hoping to narrow the date down.
The paper from the gunsmith as shown in the photo will go with the gun.
He replaced the nipple and got the double set triggers to function properly and cleaned the gun.
The United States military adopted the percussion rifle in 1841. Most Western European nations adopted percussion rifles, resulting in a multitude of different rifles.
Their weapons were made from quality materials and can still be found in good condition nearly two centuries later. Read more An improvement on flintlock and matchlock rifles, percussion rifles were faster to reload and required fewer moving parts.