SOLD FOR: $1625
Model: Gibbs Rifle
Serial Number: DA106359
Year of Manufacture: 2000 (“BN” Italian date code)
Caliber: .45 Caliber Cap and Ball, Black Powder Only
Action Type: Muzzleloaded, Percussion Rifle
Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked with the serial number “DA106359”, features “BN” Italian date mark, Italian proof marks, “(DP)”, and is marked “PEDERSOLI – ITALY CAL .45 / BLACK POWDER ONLY”.
Barrel Length: 36”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a globe sight with a spirit level. The rear sight is a Pedersoli English Creedmoor peep sight, adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered wood with ebony nosecap, capped pistol grip, straight comb and steel buttplate. There is a metallic inlay in the belly of the stock. The buttstock has a few minor scuffs. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP is 14 1/4” from the trigger to the buttplate. The plate is free of any notable wear or damage. Overall the stocks rate in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: The barrel is blue and the guard, lock plate, breech-plug and tang are case colored.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is semi bright. There does not appear to be erosion, but the bore is rather dirty.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains 95% of its original finish. There are light handling marks, but otherwise the metal is free of anotabel wear or damage. The case color is rather strong. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The Pedersoli Gibbs Rifle is a .45 Caliber, blackpowder, muzzle loaded, percussion target rifle. It is a recreation of the 1865 vintage percussion rifle made by George Gibbs of London, which was highly coveted in its time. This percussion rifle has seen little use and has minimal wear and is perfect for competition shooting. The Pedersoli Gibbs rifle holds several NRA of America and international long range records out to 1,000 yards as well as records for shorter ranges. This rifle is a perfect way to enter the challenging sport of muzzle loading match competition. Goodluck on your bid!