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Robert Yanichko
May 13, 2010, 02:41 PM
I'm thinking of starting blackpowder shooting and was looking at going with a reproduction Civil War 1862 Springfield three band rifle.

Are there any good reproduction makers out there that anyone would recommend ?

horseman308
May 13, 2010, 02:53 PM
I'm pretty sure that Pedersoli makes them. I do know that Pedersoli's quality is generally very good, but I just don't know what models they produce.

Hawg Haggen
May 13, 2010, 04:09 PM
Armi Sport and Euroarms both make 61 Springfields and 53 Enfields.

4V50 Gary
May 14, 2010, 07:53 PM
The trouble with the reproduction Enfields is that they're patterend after the post-war Enfields (wrong barrel bands) and take some work to make them appear like Civil War guns. This is an issue with the shooters in the N-SSA or with reenactors who strive for authenticity. As a shooter, I don't care and am happy to put bullets down range.

Hawg Haggen
May 14, 2010, 09:08 PM
Only difference between the bands on my Armi Sport and original dated 1861 is the screws. Not that much noticeable difference.