Pedersoli Looking Sharp–SHOT Show 2015

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I love historic guns and the reproductions of them.  One of my favorite is Italian gun maker Davide Pedersoli. I stopped by their booth in the Little Italy section of the SHOT Show floor to check out what was new. You can see their complete catalog here. Or most of it. They’ve brought some guns to the show that you won’t see anywhere else.

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One of the highlights was the Sharp’s Small Game rifle.  These are slightly shrunken down Sharps Rifles that are designed for youth shooters. They weigh in around 7.5 lbs and are 41 inches long.  These are chambered in .22 LR and .22 Hornet.  The gentleman working the booth showed us the unique extractor that was designed for the rimfire cartridges.  Take a look at the pictures for a description on how it works.

Speaking of pictures, the rest of what we found at the Pedersoli booth is below.  They make some great looking reproductions of classic American arms. These guns are really incredible. With many reproductions, you don’t want to get too close. Not these. The closer you get, the more you see.

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The Sharps Small Game, .22 LR. Just one of the calibers available.

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Case-hardened steel with walnut is always a winning combination.

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The breech block open on the Small Game.

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Look close and you can see the double extractors for the rimfire cartridges.

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Another view.

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The extractors are pulled in as the breech block raises.

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Can’t get enough of that case hardened steel.

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The butt plate even gets a trip through the kiln.

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Two more Sharps on bottom and a trapdoor on top.

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Breech lever on a Sharps.

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Detail of the trapdoor lock.  This one has a nice tang sight.

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Old, old school scope mounts.

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Should I request one of these for review and see if it can ring some steel at 1,000 yards?  I bet it can if I can!

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Cook and Brothers made arms for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Originals are very rare.

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The lock, stock and barrel.  Notice the brown finish on the barrel.  A nice contract to the case hardened lock.  This is how the originals were done 150 years ago.

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The rifle length of the Cook And Brothers is new.  Pedersoli has been making the carbine for a few years now.

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Cook and Brothers lock.

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I asked if this was a catalog item.  In a thick Italian accent he laughed and said not in Damascus.

 

 

 

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  • Phred April 14, 2017, 10:13 pm

    I own the Quigley 45-70 by Pedersoli and it is a beauty to hold and behold. I have the Creedmore sight system which increases accuracy. Recoil is not bad with less than 450 gr bullets. A pleasure to own and shoot. It takes you back in time !

  • Jeff January 29, 2015, 11:30 pm

    want a good sharps get a Shiloh Sharps. Ive been around many of them all and actually own a C Sharps, The best is Shiloh. The rest are just wannabees

  • Will Drider January 24, 2015, 2:20 am

    Old world Art in Craftsmanship. Pendersoli, Always well done!

  • Rick Cook January 23, 2015, 5:10 pm

    I’ve had a Pedersoli rolling block in .357 on order since May. I can’t wait for it to come in.

  • Shane Sampson January 23, 2015, 3:02 pm

    Sam,

    A few things. I really like that Sharps Light rifle. The link above sends you to David Pedersoli site that is in italian. This site below is their english version. I was trying to figure out how to much it weighed. I would have liked to see a picture of entire rifle! When will the chamber it in a 30-30?
    http://www.davide-pedersoli.com/guns-for-sale-pedersoli.asp?l=en

  • Mel Buckley January 23, 2015, 12:09 pm

    I have an over and under built by David Petersoli and inported by Dakin back in 1961. It has been my favorite bird gun and looks and shoots as well today as the day I received it – over 50 years ago. It is well engraved and has chrome lined barrels and one of the most beautifully figured walnut stocks I have ever seen.

  • Pete January 23, 2015, 10:33 am

    Had one of their Quigley Sharp rifles in 45-70, traded it to a gent who appreciated it more. They do make a fine gun, but ouch! The recoil. Still, might have to buy another, just to hang over the mantle. Damn good looking guns.

  • bill January 23, 2015, 10:18 am

    I love these ol’ guns. I own several muzzleloaders and a Sharps 45-70 (Pedersoli’s and other reproductions) that I shoot regularly. You are very fortunate to be able to see all of them in person, hold them and talk directly with their makers. I think a perfect vacation for me would be 2 weeks in Italy where I would see the sights, meet the people, eat the food, drink the wine, and then spend the next 13 days at the Pedersoli museum.

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