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Pedersoli Harper’s Ferry Colt Conversion percussion rifle
Pedersoli Harper’s Ferry Colt Conversion percussion rifle

1,600.4 

Pedersoli Harper’s Ferry Colt Conversion percussion rifle

Pedersoli Harper’s Ferry Colt Conversion percussion rifle

Item number: S.273

Available on backorder

1,600.4 

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Between 1848 and 1860 in the Springfield and Harper’s Ferry’s arsenals about 700,000 Model 1816 muskets were converted to percussion lock type.

The Pedersoli’s replica reproduces the conversion according to the system Samuel Colt made from 1855 to 1858 on many thousands of the muskets purchased from the US Army stockpile held in New York. The Colt conversion used the original touch hole to screw in the drum (equipped with a transverse plug screw for cleaning) and replaced the hammer with one of unique design. A quantity of about 23,500 of these muskets, with rifled barrels, was shipped to Messina in August 1860 to be distributed to the “1000 followers of Garibaldi” during the famous “1000’s expedition”, but probably only half  had been distributed.

This Model 1816 has satin steel furniture, the lock is marked with HARPER’S FERRY 1816, the American Eagle and U.S. letters.

Suitable for sport target shooting and historical reenactment.

Caliber .69 (17,5 mm)
Twist smooth
Barrel’s length 1060 mm
Overall length 1450 mm
Weight 4,3 kg

Exploded view: Download…

Suggested black powder loads: Download…

Free of sale within the European Union. The product can be shipped only dealer to dealer and only within the EU or can be picked up at our store.

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