Make: Replica Arms Inc., Italy
Model: Percussion Rifle, Looks similar to the Wesson and Prescott 1841.
Serial Number: 3071
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Action Type: Single Shot Percussion, Manual Cocking, Muzzle Loading
Markings: The left side of the barrel flat is marked “XX8” and several proof marks, “Black Powder Only” and Replica Arms Inc.”. The right side is marked “Made In Italy”, “PR”, and “Cal .45”.
Barrel Length: 26”
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a fixed brass blade front sight and an elevation and windage adjustable rear sight in a dovetail slot.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are wood, nicely grained full length with a brass tip. There is a functional brass patch box on the right side. The LOP measures approx. 13 ¾” from the front trigger to the back of the brass butt plate. The stocks rate in about very good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is difficult to see and the rifling is unknown.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 50% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows heavy scratching on the top flat of the barrel. There is finish loss mostly around the nipple on the receiver and general edge wear throughout. The Screw heads are serviceable and show light use and minor disfiguration. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions as follows: when the rear trigger is “set”, the hammer may be cocked back, and it locks, it is released by the front trigger pull. The trigger pull is light, about 1 lb. We did not fire this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: A wood ramrod is provided.
Our Assessment: This will make a fun percussion rifle. It is light and easy to point. The caliber .45 is heavy enough to take game. Have some black powder fun with this rifle. A good entry level percussion black powder gun.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This gun is classified the same as an antique and can be sold to anyone 18 years of age with valid ID. Some states require additional licensing.
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