SOLD FOR: $3900
Model: Kodiak MK IV
Serial Number: MK470
Year of Manufacture: 1992 (BB Date Code)
Caliber: .45-70 Government
Action Type: Side-by-Side External Hammer Double Rifle with Extractor
Markings: The water table is marked “C5494”, “MK470”, with Italian proofs, “MADE IN ITALY”, and with a Pedersoli logo. The bottoms of the barrels have Italian proofs, the left flat has a Pedersoli trade mark, “C5494” and “MADE IN ITALY”, the right flat has “MK470 / CAL 45.70”, Italian proofs and “BB” in box date code. The bottom of the right barrel is marked “FLINTLOCKS, ETC.” and “RICHMOND, MASS. / RICHMOND, MASS.”. The forend iron is marked “470”. The rib is marked “Trail Guns Armory”. The trigger plate, visible through the receiver, is marked “470”
Barrel Length: 24″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a serrated, ramped base fixed to the front of the rib. The rear sight is an Express-style sight with a fixed “V”-notch and three progressively taller “V”-notches, each with a vertical line aiming reference, in a base dovetailed to the rear of the rib.
Weight: 10 lb., 0.2 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a splinter forend , semi-pistol grip, straight comb with cheekpiece, an orange rubber buttpad and a sling stud in the belly (the barrel set has a stud mounted to the bottom of its rib forward of its forend). The stocks show little in the way of handling wear with only a few scattered small marks. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracksThe LOP measures 14 7/8? and 13 7/8? from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the buttpad. The pad has minor wear and appears to have been shaved slightly at the heel. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Browned & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are mostly bright with sharp rifling. There are a few spots of stubborn fouling. In this writer’s opinion, the bores rate 9 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are only a few minor marks and faint operational wear. The brown and case color is strong throughout. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions properly. The barrel set locks up with no play to the receiver. 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: The gun comes in a luggage case with a manual and a brown leather sling.
Our Assessment: This is a beautiful double rifle from Pedersoli. The name Kodiak is appropriate as the .45-70 Gov’t rifle barrels would be suitable for hunting bear, and with full loads, it’s gonna be a bear to shoot! The gun has classic styling with a case color finish on its external hammer action, browned barrels and attractive walnut stocks. The gun is in Excellent condition, showing little sign of use. It’s beautiful styling and great condition will make for a great gun for hunting or to add to a collection. Please see our photos and good luck!
Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud