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46 medals won with Pedersoli guns at the European Championships

A week has passed since the muzzle loading guns went silent in Barcelos, Portugal closing the MLAIC European Championships of this year. 230 shooters gathered from all around Europe to celebrate historical shooting. We were there also of course, and it was so good to see all the enthusiasm the black powder shooters share. Muzzle loading is our language of communication and we are all happy and lucky we can speak it.

The exceptional performance of the shooters amazes us each time we see them compete. Shooting high 90s with guns designed or even manufactured sometimes more than 200 years ago is something that earn respect. We are also very proud seeing so many people choosing our guns. And this is not just the question of accuracy. To score a winning score needs years of training with the same gun, firing that pistol or rifle many-many thousand times. Seeing so many Pedersoli guns at the ranges clarifies we are on the right track, and the conversation with you helped us so much.

But let’s see now what we have, let’s see the gifts our shooters awarded our company, with winning European Championships medals.

We won 5 gold medals, 7 silver, and 5 bronze medals in single events:

Discipline Shooter Nationality Score Gun
GOLD
VETTERLI MASSING GER 100 Bristlen Morges
MINIE BARBAULT FRA 94 1857 Württembergischen
COMINAZZO VENTE FRA 93 LE Page
MANTON LOTSPEICH GER 39 Mortimer
LORENZONI VIGOROUX FRA 46 Mortimer
SILVER
MIQUELET DEBERITZ SUI 94 AN IX
MINIE RUFENACHT SUI 94 1857 Württembergischen
PENNSYLVANIA MASSING GER 97 Swiss Match
COMINAZZO ANSAMAA FIN 93 LE Page
MARIETTE LAMBERT BEL 96 Remington Pattern
MANTON LANG GER 39 Mortimer
LORENZONI LOTSPEICH GER 44 Mortimer
BRONZE
LAMARMORA NYITRAI HUN 96 1857 Württembergischen
MIQUELET NORDHAGEN NOR 93 AN IX
PENNSYLVANIA JURZA SVK 97 Cub Dixie
MANTON CRIX GBR 39 Mortimer
LORENZONI WILLMS GER 42 Mortimer

 

Please take a closer look to the performance of Vladimir Jurza from Slovakia. He won the bronze medal with equalling score of 97 with one of our cheapest guns, the Cub Dixie, proving that no matter the price, Pedersoli guns always deliver match grade quality!

Pedersoli muzzleloaders in the hands of excellent shooters score another 8 gold, 11 silver and 10 bronze medals in team events:

TEAMS
WOGDON
FINLAND 2/3 L.P+L.P
GERMANY 2/3 LP+LP
SLOVAK 2/3 LP+LP
EL ALAMO
BELGIUM 1/3 Ped remingt
PORTUGAL 1/3 Ped remingt
PETERLONGO
GERMANY 1/3 Ped remingt
MAGENTA
FRANCE 1/3 Mauser
GERMANY 2/3 maus+maus
FINLAND 3/3 maus+maus+maus
KOSSUTH
GERMANY 2/3 swiss m+swiss m
HUNGARY 3/3 swiss+swiss+mort
AUSTRIA 1/3 jaeger
AMAZON
SPAIN 1/3 gibbs
RIGBY
SPAIN 1/3 gibbs
PFORZHEIM
GERMANY 1/3 B.Morges
SLOVAK REP 1/3 B.Morges
HUNGARY 2/3 B.Morges + Tryon
HALIKO
NORWAY 3/3 AN IX+AN IX+ AN IX
FINLAND 2/3 AN IX+AN IX
GERMANY 3/3 AN IX+ AN IX+AN IX
LUCCA
FRANCE 1/3 MORTIMER
SWITZERLAND 2/3 MORTIM+MORTIM
ENFIELD
FRANCE 1/3 MAUSER
GERMANY 1/3 MAUSER
HAWKER
GERMANY 2/3 MORTIM+MORTIM
FRANCE 2/3 MORTIM+MORTIM
BATESVILLE
AUSTRIA 1/3 MORTIMER
SPAIN 1/3 MORTIMER
FRANCE 1/3 MORTIMER
TOTAL TEAMS 8 11 10

 

Dear Shooters! Congratulations to all the participants. Thanks for keeping the flame alive! And we are especially proud of the Pedersoli shooters! Well done Ladies and Gentlemen!

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2000 m shot with a Pedersoli Gibbs .45 long range target rifle

Our Gibbs rifle has been successful in international long range shooting matches for many years. A shooter friend of us now took the performance of this rifle to a higher level. Replicating a legendary shot, Johan van Wyk from South Africa seized the challenge to test his own and the rifle’s capabilities at 2 km distance. Here is the report of the shot from Lee Shaver:

Hi Guys, I received this email today from a customer friend of mine in South Africa. He had been in contact with me several times over the last year about wanting to shoot one of your Gibbs rifles to 2000 yards. I helped him out with what information I had on some extreme shots made at Sea Girt in the late 1800’s, and built a special sight riser for one of my tang sights. He warned me this week that he was finally ready and would be soon attempting the shot. As you will see below, they were quite successful and put a very nice shot on the target at 2000 yards. I do not know any further details at this time. I just thought you might be interested. I have met two of the team previously. Johan who made the shot helped run the match for us in SA the last time we had the world match there. Wallace is the big guy with the wild hair and he is the one that organized it. He is a doctor there in SA if I remember right, but he loves buck skinning and historical shooting. Have a great weekend, Lee”

38 Pedersoli medals at the World Championships – a review by Pierangelo Pedersoli

Pierangelo 05-08We had our fingers crossed for all the shooters participating at the 26th MLAIC World Championships in Granada from 28th September – 5th October. Such a beautiful place to be. The Spanish people are so friendly, and the range’s quality is up to the highest standards. The landscape with the Sierra Nevada in the background is just fabulous.

As usual, Pedersoli was one of the principal sponsors of the event, and to be honest, we are always very proud to support the MLAIC international matches. They represent the highest levels of our loved shooting sport: black powder shooting. We had a booth were showing a reduced line of our products including spare parts , always welcome to the shooters .

Te participants of the World Championships , over 350 representing 24 nations , are all excellent shooters, the best of the best in every country. Winning a medal takes proficiency and tremendous work from the shooter, but it also takes an excellent firearm. Without the wood and the metal, and the expertise of the maker those balls will never fly straight. The competition among the shooters is extremely hard, but so it is between the makers. Excellent repro guns are used during the big week of muzzleloader shooters. This is why we are so proud to every shooter choosing and using our guns at such high level. And winning a medal with a Pedersoli gun is a very strong indication on weather we are on a good road in serving our shooters or not.

But let’s get back to the shooters for a second, as they are primarily the ones responsible for the outstanding achievements. Choosing a firearm starts with a strong trust in the maker long before the shooter will win that medal at the championship. After investing the money into the chosen gun she or he will invest something more valuable also into that work: the time. Time taken from family, taken from work to become competitive on international level. And this is a great responsibility for the maker. This is why we are so proud of every single customer we have, and every singe competitor who chooses to invest in our products.

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So first of all we would like to say a great “Thank you!” to all the shooters using Pedersoli guns.

This year’s MLAIC World Championship showed excellent achievements with 4 new individual and 8 new team World Record scores. We are delighted to see that altogether

13 individual and 25 team medals were won with Pedersoli guns.

( 1857Mauser – B.Morges – Swiss match- Mortimer – Le Page – Remington Revolver – B.Bess- An IX – C.Moore etc. )

Our individual gold medalists:

Lorenzoni R: Franz Lospeich (GER) with a Mortimer Shotgun

Pennsylvania R: Walter Massing (GER) with a Swiss Match flintlock rifle

Miquelet R: Leonhard Josef Brader (GER) with a Charleville flintlock musket

Our individual silver medalists:

Manton R: Guy Vigoroux (FRA) with a Mortimer Shotgun

Pennsylvania R: Hans-Peter Rüffenacht (SUI) with a Swiss Match flintlock rifle

Donald Malson R: Adelino Rocha (POR) with a Remington percussion revolver

Frédéric Barbault (FRA) with an 1857 Würtembergischen military rifle

Miquelet R: Peter Käpernick (GER) with a Charleville flintlock musket

Our individual bronze medalists:

Remington R: Rudolph Lambert (BEL) with a Remington percussion revolver

Manton R: Dirk Willms (GER) with a Mortimer shotgun

Lorenzoni R: William Roussel (FRA) with a Mortimer shotgun

Cominazzo R: Ulrich Moser (SUI) with a Charles Moore flintlock pistol

Lamarmora R: Tomas Sramek (SVK) with an 1857 Würtembergischen military rifle

And let’s not forget the 4-6th places. The differences among the first 6 positions are so little in most cases, that the performance of the non medalists must be noted as well. Shooters with Pedersoli guns scored another 7 fourth places, 6 fifth places and 7 sixth places.

Another 23 team medals were won by shooters holding a Pedersoli gun.

Our team gold medalists:

Peterlongo (Mariette team): Belgium (1 Pedersoli Reimngton revolver)

Enfield (Lamarmora team): Germany (1 Pedersoli 1857 Würtembergischen military rifle)

Magenta (Minié team): France (1 Pedersoli 1857 Würtembergischen military rifle)

Alhambra (Granada team): Republic of South Africa (2 Pedersoli Gibbs rifles)

Wogdon (team Cominazzo): Germany (1 Pedersoli LePage flintlock pistol)

Halikko (Miquelet team): Germany (2 Pedersoli Charleville, 1 1777 flintlock musket)

Kossuth (Pennsylvania team): Germany (2 Pedersoli Swiss Match flintlock rifles)

Pforzheim (Vetterli team): Germany (1 Pedersoli Bristlen Morges rifle)

Our team silver medalists:

Wedgenock (Maximilian team): France (1 Pedersoli Mortimer)

Enfield (Lamarmora team): France (1 Pedersoli 1857 Würtembergischen military rifle)

Magenta (Minié team): Germany (1 Pedersoli 1857 Würtembergischen military rifle)

Halikko (Miquelet team): Finland (1 Pedersoli An IX Dragoons, 1 Pedersoli An IX)

El Alamo (Team Malson): Belgium (1 Pedersoli Remington)

Kossuth (Pennsylvania team): United States of America (2 Mortimer flintlock rifles)

Lucca ( Maximilian event ): France ( 1Pedersoli Mortimer )

Our team bronze medalists:

Wedgenock (Maximilian team): Switzerland (1 Pedersoli Mortimer)

Enfield (Lamarmora team): Hungary (1 Pedersoli 1857 Würtembergischen military rifle)

Magenta (Minié team): Austria (1 Pedersoli 1857 Würtembergischen military rifle)

Hawker (Manton team): France (1 Pedersoli Mortimer shotgun)

Wogdon (team Cominazzo): Finland (1 Pedersoli Mortimer flintlock pistol)

Halikko (Miquelet team): Norway (2 Pedersoli Brown Bess, 1 Pedersoli Charleville)

Kossuth (Pennsylvania team): France (2 Pedersoli Swiss Match, 1 Pedersoli Mortimer rifle)

Amazons (Walkyria team): Spain (1 Pedersoli Gibbs rifle)

Batesville (Lorenzoni team): France (2 Pedersoli Gibbs shotgun, 1 Pedersoli Mortimer shotgun)

Lucca ( Maximilian team ) : Switzerland (1 Pedersoli Mortimer)

Dear shooters, participants of the 2014 MLAIC World Championships. We are very proud of you all! Thank you very much for trusting Pedersoli!

Best regards,

Pierangelo Pedersoli