12.17 mmRare Model 1860 Military Muzzleloading Rifle
Husqvarna was founded in 1689 and has some history!
Amongst collectors and shooters they are well known as manufacturing the model 1867 ( Gever Modell 1867) rifle which was manufactured using the Remington Rolling Block patent.
The chosen calibre was 12.17 mm as they Swedes had 30,000 brand new model 1860 muzzle loading rifles stockpiled in this calibre. By far the majority of these muzzle loaders were converted to breech loading and the original rifles are seldom seen.
Some missed the modernisation process and I have seen them "sporterised" for hunting but seldom do you see an original untouched rifle and certainly not in this condition.
This is comparable in many ways to the Enfield Pattern 1853 and shoots as well.
This example dated 1862 has an excellent bore with good rifling and good woodwork. The rifle is mechanically perfect.
Overall it would be difficult to improve on this rifle and certainly not easy to find another..Read more