Small Bore Pedersoli?

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  1. May 22, 2019 #1

    Louisk

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    Anyone know if Pedersoli Blue Ridge rifles are available new in anything smaller than a 50 caliber? Thanks.
     
  2. May 22, 2019 #2

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    They can be had in 45, 36 and 32. Check the Dixie site.
     
  3. May 25, 2019 #3

    Louisk

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    I'll check it out. Thanks!
     
  4. May 26, 2019 #4

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    As far as I know the Pedersoli Blue Ridge is only available at Cabelas. I think they only carry the .50 and .54 now. They used to offer it in .45 a few years back. The Pedersoli Frontier is the same rifle but with a brown barrel and last I knew could be had in the smaller calipers. The Frontier rifles fetched a higher price than the Blue Ridge. Greg :)
     
  5. May 26, 2019 #5

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    My Blue Ridge which I bought in 1996 has a brown barrel. It's a .32. As I've said before, I switched out the brass for an iron butt plate and trigger guard to give it a SMR look. I think it's quite handsome and it's quite accurate. I made the switch about 1999 after the brass trigger guard came off. It's not the cleanest job, but that was a long time ago and I did it with basically no tools.
     
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    From what I can find from reading online articles and reviews, the Blue Ridge has been available in the past in .32, .36, .45, .50 and .54. It doesn’t seem to be available any longer in anything except .50. If you want something other than .50, I think you’d need to go with the Frontier.
     
  7. Jun 13, 2019 #7

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    Petrodaseldi is a good rifle for the monies.

    Recommend a gander.
     
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    It's the same rifle. Cabelas just uses a different name for marketing the gun. Dixie Gunworks use to sell them as well. I owned a .45 years ago which I bought on sale from Cabelas for somewhere in the high $400s. Steal of a price. Even at Cabelas' current prices, it's not a bad price relative to what's available out there in full stocked production flintlocks.
     
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    Gene, where did you find an iron butt plate and trigger guard? I'd like to do that to my Frontier. Mine is a .50 cal. with a browned barrel but the parts are probably the same. Any photos you could post would be a plus. Thanks
     
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    I got the iron from Dixie as I recall. I'll post pictures tomorrow. I have a hard time with cameras.
     
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    Bad picture, but here goes. It's a caplock, but you just wanted to see the buttplate and trigger guard.

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    Thanks for the info, Gene. I'll check out Dixie for the parts if they still have 'em. Nice cap lock by the way!
     
  14. Jun 15, 2019 #14

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    Well, I fitted the parts 25 years ago with a wood rasp and a pocket knife. The light portion on the rear is partially due to sunlight and my poor ability with a camera. I like it a lot better than with the brass.
     

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