SOLD FOR: $1675
Model: Kodiak Double Rifle
Serial Number: 4481K
Year of Manufacture: 1994, Italian date code “BD”, ATF Antique
Caliber: .54 Caliber
Action Type: Double Barrel, Muzzle Loaded Percussion Rifle
Markings: The bottom of the left barrels are marked with the Pedersoli logo, “BLACK POWDER ONLY / MADE IN ITALY ” and it has Italian proofs. The bottom of the right barrel has Italian proofs including the date code “BD”. The left side of the left barrel features the serial number “4481K”. The top of the left barrel is marked “CAL. 54”. The lockplates, bottom tang, trigger guard and top tang all have floral scroll engravings.
Barrel Length: 28 1/2?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed to a serrated, ramped base screwed to the front of the barrel rib. The rear sight is two folding “U”-notch sights dovetailed to a base screwed to the rear of the rib. The rear sights are fine-adjustable for elevation with white triangle aiming references.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered walnut with two ferrules which are integral to the barrel, a case-color forend cap incorporating the rear ramrod ferrule, case color wedge escutcheons, checkered semi-pistol grip, straight comb, steel buttplate, and sling swivel on the belly (the other swivel is integral to the middle ferrule). The stock has handling marks, nicks and scuffs. Notably, there is a prominent nick on the right side of the belly. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14 3/8? and 13 5/8? from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some light handling wear. Overall, the stock is in Very Good-Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in either bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is only minor operational wear and light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Good condition. (See Mechanics)
Mechanics: The action does not function properly. There is an issue with the return spring on the front trigger allowing the hammer to fall from the half-cock safety position when the trigger is pulled. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is a brass-tipped wooden ramrod stored under the barrel.
Our Assessment: This Pedersoli Kodiak Rifle is a .54 caliber percussion muzzle-loader. The rifle is based on the percussion rifles that mainly European hunters would use while on safari in Africa and South Asia to hunt “exotic” game in the 19th Century. The rifle is a beautifully crafted 21st Century replica with a beautiful set of finishes and it remains mechanically sound. Like the guns it is based upon, this rifle is meant for hunting wild game and should prove a capable tool in the hands of a trained hunter. This is one rifle that black powder enthusiasts will not want to miss out on!