Engraved Pedersoli Side By Side Black Powder Shotgun, 12GA Muzzleloader

SOLD FOR: $960

WOA#: WY240223RC002

Make: Pedersoli, Italy

Model: SBS

Serial Number: 18336

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Gauge: .12GA.

Action Type: Muzzleloading

Markings: This shotgun is marked on the top of the receiver with “PEDERSOLI 89 GRAINS BLACK POWDER ONLY / MADE IN ITALY 12 GA / SILE, NY, NEW YORK” Some markings are worn off. The serial is on the side of the barrel.

Barrel Length: 28 ½”

Choke: Fixed FULL

Sights / Optics: There is a bright Stainless bead at the front of the barrel.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This shotgun has a single piece wooden stock with a straight checkered grip and a straight rounded comb with a steel buttplate. There are minor scratches and pressure dents. Overall, the stock is in about Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blued/case hardened.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The smooth bore is bright. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains approximately 90% of its metal finish. The receiver shows case hardening wear. There is some rust on the barrel at the base. The receiver, hammers, and trigger guard have type I engraving. The screws are sharp and the pins are not marred. Overall this shotgun is in Very Good Condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: The black powder side-by-side 12GA shotguns made by Pedersoli are renowned for their craftsmanship, historical authenticity, and performance. Pedersoli, an Italian firearms manufacturer known for its high-quality replicas of historical firearms, offers a range of black powder shotguns designed to evoke the elegance and functionality of classic firearms.

These shotguns are meticulously crafted to resemble the side-by-side shotguns popular during the 19th century. They typically feature authentic styling, including walnut stocks, engraved steel receivers, and traditional barrel lengths. The use of high-quality materials and attention to detail ensures that Pedersoli’s black powder shotguns capture the essence of their historical counterparts.

Whether used for historical reenactments, sporting clays, or simply for the enjoyment of shooting black powder firearms, Pedersoli’s side-by-side 12GA shotguns offer a blend of nostalgia, craftsmanship, and performance. They are prized by collectors, enthusiasts, and shooters who appreciate the timeless appeal of traditional firearms and the artistry of Italian gunmaking. -R.E.

Engraved Pedersoli Side By Side Black Powder Shotgun, 12GA Muzzleloader
Engraved Pedersoli Side By Side Black Powder Shotgun, 12GA Muzzleloader