This pistol is far from new, but it is new to me. Its previous owner was an avid re-enactor but must have enjoyed hitting what he shot at because he dovetailed in a rear sight. Unfortunately, he also broke the mainspring and the ramrod. It came to me through his widow's sister who said she had found it a good home. I have the ramrod repaired and a couple of mainsprings on order. It's all polished up and ready to play again as soon as the springs arrive.
Anybody know what I've got? There were no papers, of course, and the closest appearing model still in Pedersoli's catalog is the Harper's Ferry .58 caliber. Why is it that women always throw away the documentation that goes with their husband's guns but will have the owner's manuals for every can opener and toaster they've ever owned? What would be a good starting load for this one?