1986 should be Hatfield, rather than Pedersoli, I believe. Mine has the number on the angled flat near the breech. Good guns. Good barrels. Mine is very accurateCositrike - sorry about that, all I saw was Bob.
Any info you can give me about the Hatfield would be appreciated.
I think it may be possible the serial number is on top of the barrel, underneath the long tang peep sight.
My local muzzleloader shop said that if it was made by Perdesoli, their name would be "ground off" the underside of the barrel.
Do you know how to take the gun barrel and lock off the stock so I can check this? Is this something I need to have a gunsmith do?
I'm usually quite capable on these types of things.
It's a browned finish CritterGetter. The finish is not as smooth and polished as the Pedersoli model. It's more of a very dark brown color as opposed to the lighter brown of the Pedersoli. The camera didn't pick up the true color very well.Semisane, nice job on the pictures. I wonder how it is that your .50 has a one in 48 twist? I never knew the Squirrel Rifle was offered in anything but a slow twist for a .50 caliber. Also, the Hatfields had browned barrels but yours look blue. Did you refinish that? Greg
No problem and thank you guys for reminding me to complete this project, Will be a Hatfield 39" .50 on a CVA Mountain Rifle stock with CVA lock and other hardware, TC patch box, triggers and Trigger guard (plus anything else from the shop drawers. FWIW it might come out as a kinda stump rifle as point of balance is way back just in front of TG. Barrel shown in unfinished state after adding under rib and thimbles i made in shop on my machinery . Not sure who made the wedges or lugs.Thanks for the images showing the serial number location on the Hatfield barrel.