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Antonio Zoli Replica Remington Model 1863 Zouave .58 cal. Percussion Rifle
This auction is for a Antonio Zoli Replica Remington Model 1863 “Zouave” .58 cal. Percussion Rifle (33” barrel, 1 : 48 twist). This rifle was manufactured by Antonio Zoli & Co. Bresica, Italy. It has brass barrel bands, nose cap, trigger guard, butt plate & patch box. The barrel is blued and the hammer & lock plate are case color. The stock is walnut, medium brown color with a varnish type finish. Overall condition is very good. The stock has some dings, dents and bruises and there is a chip on the left side of the tang and a chip at the rear of the tang (see photos). There are some chips out of the varnish finish around the butt plate. The bore is excellent. The blued barrel has a few minor scratches and retains ~98% of original finish with a little thinning at the muzzle & some BP corrosion spots about the nipple area. The brass needs polish. The original rear sight has been replaced with a Marbles Buckhorn sight. This rifle was not used in reenactments, it was used as a hunting rifle during black powder Elk season in Colorado and several elk were taken with it. OAL = 49”, Barrel = 33”, Reach = 14”, Weight ~9 ½ lbs. Replicas of the Remington 1863 “Zouave” are still made today by several makers and they sell for over $700.00.
The history of the ZOLI family blends with the history of the Valtrompia region in Italy and its gunmaking tradition. Records show ZOLI ancestors building locks back in 1490 and complete firearms not long after that. Giovanni Zoli signed a flint lock pistol around 1850. Zoli Antonio s.r.l. as it is today was founded immediately after World War II by Antonio Zoli. The founder, moved by that restless entrepreneurship typical of the Brescia region, started a business which would have made his own name and company brand famous throughout the world. In the early 60s the ZOLI brand was known and appreciated in every market not only for the quality but also the uniqueness of the guns produced which could be told apart from the most traditional Italian products available at the time. In this period ZOLI was the first company in the world to manufacture replica black powder guns and create a completely new market. That stopped in the late 70s after over 200,000 units had been produced mainly for the American market. The Zouave, Mississippi, J.P. Murray, Duck, Harper’s Ferry and Sharps were the most successful products reminiscent of the American Civil War era. For more information on ZOLI Firearms:
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You are bidding on a Antonio Zoli Replica Remington Model 1863 Zouave .58 cal. Percussion very good condition. Buyer pays shipping which includes packaging, carrier fees and insurance. Payment can be Money Order, Cashier’s Check or Personal Check, which must clear before shipping (allow 10 days). In spite of the fact that this is a black powder firearm, we prefer to ship only to a licensed FFL or C&R Dealer. However, 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 Birth Certificate). 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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