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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Susquehanna Valley
Re: rifle info
Navy Arms was the Importer/U.S. Co. that sold them. Zoli was the manufacturer in Italy. 1803 Harpers Ferry is, I believe, the first "rifle" ordered by the War Dept. to replace the smoothbore musket. From what I have read and seen, a good replica rifle. And not seeing any on Gunbroker says alot. Nothing bad spoken about them. And in the muzzleloading world, if it was a bad shooter, you most certainly would hear about it! I have seen them at gun shows for $350-500, depending on Manufacturer. The Italians make/made some good replicas, well built and functional, Zoli, Pedersoli, Pietta and others.
And a .58 cal. puts a good thumping on Bambi!
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