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  • Pedersoli Richmond 1861 Type III

Pedersoli Richmond 1861 Type III

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Civil

Black powder/muzzleloader type:

Yes

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Other

About Product

Model: Richmond 1861 Type III
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Subgroup: rifle
Manufacturer: Davide Pedersoli
Item #: S.205
Action: Percussion
Made in: Italy
Year: 2011
MSRP: $ 1,244
   
Caliber: 58
Barrel length: 39.75"
Barrel finish: Stainless
Barrel type: Round
Grooves: 3
Rate of twist: 1 in 72"
   
Stock type: English/Straight
Stock material: American walnut
Stock finish: Brown
Butt: Metal Plate
Overall length: 56"
   
Sights: Blade
  Adjustable
Trigger: Two Stage Adjustable
Weight: 9.25 lbs.
   
Features Show features

This model was produced using machines and equipment transferred from the Harper’s Ferry arsenal, closed on April 18, 1861 to Richmond, the Confederate Capital. On that occasion the Richmond State Armoury was founded, replacing the Virginia Arms Manufactory. This gun was one of the most popular during the American Civil War, it was manufactured basend on the US 1855 Model with the Maynard tape ignition system. It is for this reason that the lock features the overhang on the upper side, which however during later years and having seen its uselessness, was lowered to simplify production. Except for the lock’s profile, the brass butt plate and the stock nose cap, the gun’s appearance resembles the US Model 1861, the corresponding infantry musket of the Northern troops, which has a hammer design is similar to the previous US 1855. The gun is equipped with two sling swivels, one fitted under the mid band and the other one fitted in front of the trigger guard. The stock is made of american walnut.

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