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The other advantage was that percussion caps were more reliable in bad weather, flintlocks and or matchlocks rifles did not work well in rain. The new arm was very popular, since it was accurate and easy to handle, and its browned barrel finish contrasting with the bright brass furniture gave it a pleasing appearance.It won fame in the Mexican-American War with Jefferson Davis’ regiment of Mississippi riflemen at the battle of Buena Vista, and its continuing popularity was such that most Confederate rifle manufacturers later copied its overall style.

A barrel wrench is included to properly dismount and fit the barrels to the action. Scott Coy, this nice percussion rifle was built using a box lock designed and built by the famous innovative gun parts designer, Mr. The rifle is stocked in curly maple, and trimmed in browned iron furniture with a poured pewter muzzle cap. The .62 caliber barrel is a stout 1-1/8" at the breech.A flat top rear sight is dovetailed 7-1/2" ahead of the breech.A tall nickel silver blade front sight is dovetailed behind the muzzle.This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors (read/edit).Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.