Dating percussion rifles
I have one other extrmely rare and unique rifle I am selling as listed on this .
I would be willing to make a good deal on both together.
Their weapons were made from quality materials and can still be found in good condition nearly two centuries later.
Many antique percussion rifles are of military origin and often remained in armories well past their usefulness.
This percussion cap contained a small amount of impact sensitive explosive which then set-off the gunpowder.
The percussion cap was struck by a hammer, which typically featured a point to ensure the cap was struck efficiently.
As early as 1848, with the introduction of the Dreyse Needle gun which used a firing pin instead of percussion cap, it was recognised that breechloading rifles were better equipped for warfare, their higher rate of fire meaning that they out-performed the conventional percussion lock.
This was demonstrated in Austro-Prussian war where Prussian forces, equipped with the Dreyse Needle gun, defeated Austrian forces using the Lorenz and Vereinsgewehr rifled muskets, both of which used percussion lock mechanisms.
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.Antique percussion rifles offer history enthusiasts the chance to hold a piece of history.The Percussion rifle was a type of rifle (or musket) that utilized the percussion lock (or caplock) mechanism to fire a bullet or musket ball.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.