Civil War and Old West Black Powder
Pistols and Rifles
These functional black powder firing firearms are reproductions of
historic firearms that saw military action in America from the
French & Indian War through the Civil War.
You do not need a Federal Firearms License to purchase these
guns. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase
these guns and 21 years of age to sign for them upon delivery.
Basic eye and hearing protection is included with each order.
Please check your local laws before ordering, to ensure
The prominent role that firearms have played in our
history has been kept alive by hunters, shooting enthusiasts,
and re-enactors throughout the world. We are proud to be able to
offer these black powder pistol and rifle replicas.
Black Powder Pistol and Rifle Safety Guidelines
These Black Powder Firearms are accurate 19th
century replicas. Consequently, the safety devices on them are limited to the
technological knowledge of the period. The risks in using a firearm like this can be
higher compared to modern gun designs.
The complete and full knowledge of your firearm
may help you to avoid serious injuries due to lack of safety devices. Read the
entire manual and learn the proper use of the gun without live ammunition. It is
important that you understand the proper use of these products.
A2 Armory and it suppliers,
manufacturers, distributors or agents are not responsible for damage to objects
or injuries to persons or animals that occur as a result of the use of these
guns and decline any responsibility for misuse of the firearms. In case of
alteration of the firearms, A2 Armory and the manufacturer decline any
civil and penal responsibility and will not refund any damage.
ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe
This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means that the gun is
pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage.
The key to this rule is to control where the muzzle or front end of the barrel
is pointed at all times. This means observing your prospective area of fire
before you shoot. Never fire in a direction in which there are people or any
other potential for mishap. Think first. Shoot second. Common sense dictates the
safest direction, depending on different circumstances.
ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger
until ready to shoot.
When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard or along the side of
the gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.
ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready
Whenever you pick up a gun, immediately engage the safety device if possible. If
the gun has a magazine, remove it before opening the action and looking into the
chamber(s) which should be clear of ammunition. If you do not know how to open
the action or inspect the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from
someone who does.
Know how to use the gun safely.
Before handling a firearm, learn how it operates. Know its basic parts, how to
safely open and close the action and remove any ammunition from the firearm or
magazine. Remember, a gun's mechanical safety device is never foolproof. Nothing
can ever replace safe gun handling. Be sure to read all owner�s manual
guidelines and instructions before use.
Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
Just like other tools, guns need regular maintenance to remain operable. Regular
cleaning and proper storage are a part of the firearm's general upkeep. If there is
any question concerning a gun's ability to function, a knowledgeable gunsmith
should look at it.
Use only the correct ammunition for your
Only cartridges or shells designed for a particular gun can be fired safely in
that gun. Most guns have the ammunition type stamped on the barrel. Ammunition
can be identified by information printed on the box and sometimes stamped on the
cartridge. Do not shoot the gun unless you know you have the proper ammunition.
Wear eye and ear protection as
Guns are loud and the noise can cause hearing damage. They can also emit debris
and hot gas that could cause eye injury. For these reasons, shooting glasses and
hearing protectors should be worn by shooters and spectators.
Never use alcohol or over-the-counter,
prescription or other drugs before or while shooting.
Alcohol, as well as any other substance likely to impair normal mental or
physical bodily functions, must not be used before or while handling or shooting
Store guns so they are not accessible to
unauthorized persons. Always keep guns out of the reach of children. Always make
sure the gun is unloaded and the barrel unobstructed before storing.
Many factors must be considered when deciding where and how to store guns. A
person's particular situation will be a major part of the consideration. Dozens
of gun storage devices, as well as locking devices that attach directly to the
gun, are available. However, mechanical locking devices, like the mechanical
safeties built into guns, can fail and should not be used as a substitute for
safe gun handling and the observance of all gun safety rules.
Store Firearms separately from Ammunition
Be aware that certain types of guns and
many shooting activities require additional safety precautions.
Because it is an original replica, there is no modern safety on this gun. Pay
great attention during transporting and firing. Mechanical safety devices can
fail. Developing intelligent and good safety habits is the best way to prevent
accidents. The only safety is the hammer half cock. Read chapter on firearms use
prior to shooting. REMEMBER: No single mechanical safety device is infallible.
Keep guns clean.
Regular cleaning is important in order for your firearm to operate correctly and
safely. Taking proper care of it will also maintain its value and extend its
life. Your gun should be cleaned every time it is used. A gun brought out of
prolonged storage should also be cleaned before shooting. Accumulated moisture
and dirt, or solidified grease and oil, can prevent the gun from operating
properly. Before cleaning your gun, make absolutely sure that it is unloaded.
The gun's action should be open during the cleaning process. Also, be sure that
no ammunition is present in the cleaning area.
Always keep your gun, ammunition, and powder
away from fire or heating sources.
Only use quality powder and recommended loads to
avoid damage, and/or injury. Poor quality powder and improper loads can cause
excessive pressure in the barrel that can lead to damage and/or serious injury
to the shooter or bystanders.
Always keep your gun pointed in a safe
direction, especially when walking in a shooting are such as a range when others
are at close proximity.
After use, make sure the gun is unloaded, and
clean and lubricate the inside of the barrel with appropriate oil. Avoid grease
or oil build up that can cause excessive pressure and result in serious personal
Before using the gun again, inspect the barrel
and chamber to make certain that there are no patches or other obstructions in
the bore. Remove any oil residue with rod and dry patch before shooting.
Accumulation of rust in the barrel can cause
excessive pressures resulting in serious injury and may cause the explosion of
the barrel. A rusted, pitted or eroded barrel should be replaced.
NEVER modify any parts of your
gun. Any alteration may cause serious personal injury and cancels the warranty.
Only a qualified gunsmith may service the gun
for repair or serious maintenance.
Pay special attention to the percussion caps.
During ignition, the cap may explode into small parts and may cause serious
Wash hands thoroughly after shooting and
handling firearms to remove any unwanted residues.
In case of misfire, keep the firearm in pointed
in the direction of your shot for some minutes; it could be a retarded burst.
Pay attention during loading operation do not
load two times, a double charge may cause the barrel explosion.
When shooting, if you hear a weak detonation or
atypical sound, stop immediately, unload the gun and inspect immediately for
damages or obstructions. NEVER shoot with a damaged firearm or obstructed
NEVER run with a loaded gun. Do not cross
obstacles (fences or water courses, exc.) without having your firearm unloaded
and in safety position.
ONLY USE BLACK POWDER OR APPROPRIATE
BLACK POWDER SUBSTITUTE
Our firearms are marked BLACK POWDER ONLY. Do
not use powder other than BLACK POWDER OR APPROPRIATE BLACK POWDER SUBSTITUTE.
Pay attention to keep the powder away from fire
or heating sources and do not use storage boxes or devices that can produce an
Do not smoke while using black powder.
Black powder leaves corrosive residues. Be sure
to wash, clean and then oil all parts that come in contact with black powder.
Review appropriate charts that indicate correct
powder loads for your black powder gun. It is very important to use only quality
powder and recommended loads to avoid excessive pressure that may cause the
explosion of the barrel.
In case of misfire, keep the firearm in the
direction of your shot for several minutes; it could be a delayed shot.
NEVER dry fire the gun, you may damage the
Before shooting, correctly shoulder the gun by
laying the butt plate firmly against your shoulder.
Use extreme caution and care during loading to
prevent a double charge of powder or bullet. This can cause the barrel to
explode and cause serious injury or death to you or bystanders.
ALWAYS be sure to read and
follow all loading, unloading, safety, and maintenance materials prior to any
use of a black powder firearm.