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Black Powder No.1 Aug 2011

Black Powder No.1 Aug 2011

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In this issue:
Cover:
Historyoftheriflemusket-  TestshootingPedersoli'snew1861Springfield   
37   
Shooters' life:
ThefirststepsinRussa   
48   
Tips and tricks:
Buildingupanaccurate   loadforyourriflemusket17   DesigningabulletforBPCR    huntingandcompetition   
23   
Pedersoli news:
Celebratingthe150thanniversary   
3   
Hunters World:
BacktoNamibia-tipsforblackpowderhunters   
5   
Editorial  
Editorialdirector:  
Pierangelo Pedersoli 
Editorinchief:  
Balázs Németh
 Associateeditors:  
Heinz W. FaudeTatiana SerebryakovaBruce Smith
Themagazineisdistributedfree   throughthePedersoliwebsite.You   cansubscribetothequarterly   magazinebyfollowingthislink:  Thecopyrightsofimagesand   othermaterialinPedersoli's   BlackpowderNo.1.magazineare   ownedbyDavidePedersoli&C.,  &BrothersOnlineLtd.orthe   individualcopyrightownerswho   haveauthorizedtheiruseinthe   magazine.Youshouldbeaware   thatitisillegaltoreproduceor  distributecopyrightedmateriawithoutthepermissionofthe   copyrightowner.Onlythe   copyrightowner,ortheowner's   legalagent,cangiveyou   permissiontocopy,distribute,or  publiclydisplayprotectedmaterial.  DavidePedersoliandtheeditors   ofthismagazineacceptno   responsibilityforresultsobtained   bypersonsusingourarticledata   anddisclaimallliabilityforany   consequentialinjuriesor  damages1998-2010Davide   Pedersoli&C.Allrightreserved.  
 Dear Shooters, Collectors, Firearm Enthusiasts all over the World,
In this issue, we are celebrating the 150thanniversary of the Civil War that divided theUnited States. The firearms of the conflict werealways one of the main driving forces behind historical shooting, and maybe there is not onblackpowder shooter out there who do not have acap and ball revolver, or a rifle in the gun cabinet.Our company has always been committed tocultivating the heritage of the history of thesefirearms with exceptional quality and accuratereplicas for target shooters, collectors and hunters. This period is especially important for usas we are launching our new product family, therifle muskets.Our articles in this issue are dedicated to the first item of this line, the U.S. 1861 Springfield. Wewill help our shooters to learn how to maintain,load and fire this gun while initiating them into thehistory of this great period.
Pierangelo Pedersoli Balázs Németheditorial director editor in chief 
 
Itishere.The150thanniversaryofthewar  thatdividedtheAmericannation,the   bloodiestwarinthehistoryoftheUnited   StatesofAmerica.TheCivilWaris   consideredoneofthefirstmodernwars,and   inthecaseoftechnology,thisistrue.  Howeverthetacticsthesidesusedwere   basedonobsoletedisciplinesfromthe   Napoleonicwars.  Theriflemusketsawservicefirstbeforethe   CivilWarintheCrimea,therifledartillery   pieceswerealsousedinwarsbefore,many   breechloadingarmswereinservicein   Europeadecadebeforethewar,repeating   arms'conceptswereontrialinmanyarmies   bythattime.Thetrainwasusedbythe   Frenchfortransportingtroopstothe   battlefieldinthebattleofSolferino1851.So   whywastheCivilWarsounique?The   answerissimple:thiswasthefirstwarwhere   advancedtechnologywasusedbybothsides   withdeadlyeffectiveness.Twomodern   armiesclashedtogether  Ourcompanyiscelebratingtheanniversary   withanewfamilyofproductsconnectedto   thewar:thefamilyofBritishandAmerican   riflemuskets.Itisnotaneasytaskto   developthiscategoryofmilitaryarms.The   competitioninthissegmentisverystiffand   currentitemsonthemarketareunfortunately   veryfarfromhistoricalaccuracy,and   sometimesfromtargetshootingaccuracyas   well.Ourcompany'splanwastotakeover  themanufacturingofEuroarms,andlaunch   thecompleteportfolioinashorttime.From     theeconomicalpointofview,thisseemeda   wisedecision,butthePedersoliphilosophyis   different.Ourgoalwastolaunchaproduct  categorythatissuitablefortargetshooters   andre-enactors.Wehadtoputhistorical accuracyandtargetshootingaccuracytothe   samehighlevel,whilekeepingthepricesata   reasonableleveltomeetmarket  expectations.  Westudiedthecurrentmodelsonthe   market,andgatheredinformationfromthe   shooters,re-enactors,skirmishersand   collectorstoidentifytheirrequests.Weare   verygratefultoallfriendsallovertheWorld   whohelpedusinthisprojectwithopinions,  inputs,andsometimeswell-intentioned   criticism.Wetrytolistentoyourwordsand   doeverythingthatcanbedone.Wewould   liketosavetheshooters,re-enactorsand   skirmishersthat3-400USDtheyusually   spendonreliningthebarrels,accurizingthe   guns.  Theinputsaboutthecurrentgunsonthe   marketcanbedividedintotwolargegroups:  1stinputsabouttheoveralllookofthegun,  2ndinputsabouttheaccuracyofthebarrels.  The1stpointneedsextensivehistorical research.Thisisthepointwherecollectors,  re-enactorsandshootersgavegreat  contributionstotheproject.Thesecondissue   isthemoredifficultone.Afterexaminingthe   commerciallyavailableriflemusketsonthe   market,wediscoveredthatalmostnoneof  theirriflingreproducethecorrectprofileand   twistrateoftheoriginalbores.Thisisan   importantquestionasthisisthebasisof  historicalaccuracy.Accordingtotherule   bookofMLAIC(MuzzleloadersAssociations   Internationalcommittee):Rule353/A/1:  1)ReplicaMilitaryriflesshallcloselyfollow    originalmilitaryservicepatterns,  specificationsandtolerances.Theriflingpitch   andnumberofgroovesshouldreplicatethe   appropriateoriginalpatternbutthedepthof  theriflinggroovesmaybedifferent.“  Theruleisclear.Ourcompanyisproducing   gunsforthewinnersofinternationalmatches   sothenewbarrelsmustmeetalltherules   andthehighestexpectationsofshootersas   well.ThisiswhyallPedersoliriflemuskets   willbemanufacturedwithPMG(PedersolMatchGrade)barrels.  Weusedallavailablehistoricaldataandour  
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