In the 19th century the muzzle loading double barrel rifle was the gun for hunting in the wide African and India’s regions. This is a Pedersoli double express rifle with blued barrels, adjustable rear sight, walnut stock with cheek piece and a small German silver plate to complete with your initials. The Kodiak is used with success during the hunting sessions in Africa and in America and it is considered by the muzzle loading hunters the ideal rifle with its reliable and quick second shot.
I have added a Declerator recoil system to the rifle and an adequate leather sling to enable it to be carried comfortably in the woods.
I have had the gun for about five years and it zeroes in well with 100gms of Pyrodex (2 50x50 pellets) and fires accurately with either a .530 ball or .520 ball, both of which come with the gun. Also with the gun are four loading blocks that enable you to preload the ball and patch and quick reload with the Pyrodex pellets.
Provenance from Pedersoli:
> Dear Mr. Whitney,
> We apologise for being late answering you. We had troubles with the server and several older emails are just popping up.
> Your Kodiak double rifle was produced and exported to USA in the 1987.
> The slightly under dimensioned .54 caliber was made at the request of the USA importer. The indication of the .53 on the barrel is to advise about the correct ball size. We suggest to load a .531" round ball with .007 patch. We offer a mould block coded USA 307-531 which make round balls fitting your gun.
> If you want to inquire about the mould block price and availability we
> put you in touch with our USA full line distributor: AUCHAMP & SON INC.,DBA Flintlock's Etc.- 160 Rossiter Road, RICHMOND,MA.01254 Ph. - Fax - Email
> Best regards,
> Customer Service
> DAVIDE PEDERSOLI & C.
> Via Artigiani, 57
> I-25063 GARDONE VALTROMPIA (Brescia)
> ph.+39 030 8915000 fax +39 030 8911019
> ----- Inoltrato da Gloria Ardesi/Pedersoli il 18/02/2009 10.43 ---
Here's the last valuation I could find on the rifle?
2008 Standard Catalog of Firearms:
"Pedersoli, Kodiak Double Rifle, side-by-side double percussion rifle
in .50, .54,, .58 and .72 caliber. Sights regulated to 75 yards.
New in Box $950
V Good $775
These are retail values. Most gun values have risen post-Obama, so these may be a little low.
I am really interested in finding this fine gun a new home where someone will appreciate it ...
I'll have it packed and shipped by UPS to any point in the U.S. for $50.