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Euroarms 1863 Remington “Zouave” manufacture date?

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My dad surprised me with this Euroarms Zouave repro yesterday. Took me a minute to figure out who manufactured it, not being familiar with Zouaves. I would’ve guessed it was a Pedersoli based on the look of the stock, but finally saw the maker’s roll mark staring right at me.

It looks unfired, but the bayonet lug is missing. Other than that it appears brand new. Can anyone tell me the approximate date of manufacture? The ser# is 366xx.

Just ordered some .570 round balls and .575 Minies from Track of The Wolf. Can’t wait to shoot it.

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My dad surprised me with this Euroarms Zouave repro yesterday. Took me a minute to figure out who manufactured it, not being familiar with Zouaves. I would’ve guessed it was a Pedersoli based on the look of the stock, but finally saw the maker’s roll mark staring right at me.

It looks unfired, but the bayonet lug is missing. Other than that it appears brand new. Can anyone tell me the approximate date of manufacture? The ser# is 366xx.

Just ordered some .570 round balls and .575 Minies from Track of The Wolf. Can’t wait to shoot it.

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Track isn't the best source for Minies and don't be surprised if they don't shoot well. We've been over this time and time again and the basics for making minies shoot well haven't changed a bit.

Also, only use REAL black powder if you want it to last.
 
Minie' balls must be sized to fit the barrel. If you have a three land barrel, you will likely need a few pin gauges to measure the bore diameter. As I think I recall from other posts, Euroarms tend to have a slightly larger bore diameter than other makers. Measure before you buy, or you will have a large collection of Minie' balls that won't group in your rifle.
 

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