This auction is for a Antonio Zoli Replica Model 1863 “Zouave” .58 cal. Percussion Rifle imported by Navy Arms (33” barrel, 1 : 48 twist). This rifle was manufactured by Antonio Zoli & Co. Bresica, Italy. The barrel has stamped on the top "Antonio Zoil & Co. Made in Italy", further down the left side is stamped "Navy Arms Co.", below that "58 Caliber Black Powder Only" with the Serial #13240 and the Zoli trade mark with the initials ANZ eclosed in an oval.
It has 2 brass barrel bands with a shoulder strap harness attached to the top band, brass nose cap, brass trigger guard with second shoulder strap harness, brass butt plate & patch box. Walnut stock that is medium brown color with a varnish type finish. Overall condition is very good. The stock has some dings, dents and bruises. There is a small sliver of stock missing on the left side just behind the nose cap that is barely noticable, (see photos). The bore is very good and the blued barrel has a few minor scratches but retains 90% of original finish with a little thinning at the muzzle & very little BP corrosion spots about the nipple area, the nipple appears to have been replaced and is in excellent condition. The brass is in very good condition and shines up beautifully This rifle does not appear to have been fired very often and has been well cared for. OAL = 49”, Barrel = 33”, Reach = 14”, Weight approx 9 ½ lbs. Included with the rifle are 50 of the .58 Cal Minnie Balls, 80 Navy Arms No. 1081 Wing Musket Caps, a brand new Traditions Powder Measure and a new tube of bore butter. Everything you need, with the exception of blackpowder, to take this BP percussion rifle out and fire it.
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The Zouave, Harper’s Ferry, Sharps and several others were prominently used in the Civil War and were some of the first guns with rifled barrels making them far more deadly on the battlefield than their smoothbore cousins.
In summary, you are bidding on a Antonio Zoli Replica Model 1863 Zouave .58 cal. percussion rifle imported by Navy Arms Co. in very good condition. Buyer pays shipping which includes packaging. Insurance is optional but highly recommended. Payment can be via Paypal, Money Order, Cashier’s Check or Personal Check, which must clear before shipping (allow 10 days). We do have a "waiver" form and we will ship to the transferee directly once we have a signed "waiver" and proof of age (18 years or older for long guns) and residency (a copy of your valid driver’s license or ID). Shipping is by UPS Ground with an estimated cost of approx. $25.00 to $37.00 depending on package weight, your ZIP Code and insured value to any ZIP Code in the lower 48 states. Know your local laws before bidding, especially if you are a resident of CA, CT, DC, NY, NJ, HA, IL, MA, MD.
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