SXS 12 GA. Muzzleloader


loose noose
January 24, 2013, 10:53 AM
Well I did it again, went ahead and ordered from Dixie a side by side 12 ga. muzzleloading shotgun. Supposedly it's made by Pedersoli, in the kit form. cost was $695.00 where as Cabella's cost is right around $1100.00, go figure. I had a double about 15-20 years ago and used it to shoot dove. Ya should have seen the look on my Lab's face when I touched it off for the first time. He never seen so much smoke before and couldn't see where it went down at first. He finally got the hang of it. I sold that gun a few years back, and I'm sorry I did. I'm planning on going on a Chukar hunt next fall, and will probably take it along, as my new Lab is about 8 years old, and getting a little gray around the muzzle, I'll bet he'll enjoy it as much s me.:D

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January 24, 2013, 05:26 PM
Which one did you get? They offer quite a few variations now, including those back action locks.

I'd love an Old English Maple but my budget isn't even close to my wallet!

loose noose
January 24, 2013, 06:46 PM
swathdiver, No it's nothing fancy just European Walnut, made by Pedersoli in Italy. My other one that I sold was a copy of a high dollar English double, and it had circassion walnut, and engraving on it, I believe it to be a Wm. Moore copy. I had a guy offer me $1000.00 for it and like an idiot I sold it to him. Lord only knows what happened to it since then, as the fella moved to another State. Fact is I thought he was kidding until he came up with 10 crisp $100.00 bills. BTW at the time I was shooting trap with it up in Kingman, AZ. This one only cost a fraction of the other ones I've seen around here, hopefully I'll be able to spruce it up a bit.:)

January 24, 2013, 11:02 PM
Enjoy and do post some photos if you don't mind!

January 25, 2013, 03:50 AM
Sweet!I have a sixteen, and a twelve, and I have shot black powder in them, but they both take shells.

Jefferson Herb
January 28, 2013, 01:29 AM
I have 20 and 10 ped percs.I prefer 20 as it is lighter;but also use an Elsie
12 sxs hammerless w/stub twist made about 1895. lots of fun.
I like bird hunting w/them,

loose noose
January 28, 2013, 10:24 AM
Jefferson, I also had a hammerless LC Smith made just after the turn of the Century in 12 ga. I traded it in for an original 1873 Winchester in 44-40, still have it as a matter of fact. The '73 was made in 1885 I believe. I started having a problem with the lock on the Elsie so that is basically why I traded it off.

January 28, 2013, 01:53 PM
I have several antique sxs shotguns that I wanted to shoot so I had some drop in breech plugs made for them and now shoot them as muzzle loaders without worring about the pressures on the damascus barrels.

loose noose
January 28, 2013, 09:58 PM
Wap 41, why didn't you just reload BP cartridges, I used one with sawed off barrels with the damascus twist barrels that I shot with BP in CAS for years, never had a problem with it. It had exposed hammers and was made in Germany by some unknown company.

January 28, 2013, 11:05 PM
I don't reload shotshells and I already had a few percussion shotguns so I had all the makings.

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