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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.


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

23rd Annual Matthew Quigley Buffalo Rifle Match review

Dean Andvik, Kindred, ND, winner of the Pedersoli Quigley rifle
Dean Andvik, Kindred, ND, winner of the Pedersoli Quigley rifle

We are really proud that we can support such excellent sportshooting events like the 23rd Annual Matthew Quigley Buffalo Rifle Match held June14-15, 2014 in Forsythe, MT. These people keep the spirit of those great old times alive. Please let me share with you the letter of Mr. Buz Coker, director of the Match.


“Dear Mr. Pedersoli,
I would like to thank you for your continued generous support of the Matthew Quigley Buffalo Rifle Match.  This year’s donation of a Sharps 1874 rifle was one of the finest quality rifles you have provided us yet.  It was a privilege to display it at the match and to present it to the winner at the prize drawings that conclude the match.  The Pedersoli rifle was won by Dean Andvik of Kindred, North Dakota.  He was very pleased at his good fortune as you can see in the picture provided below.

This year’s Quigley Match had 602 shooters competing from 36 different states and three foreign countries (Canada, Australia and Germany).  It was a great success despite starting with a half-day rain delay on the first day of the match.  The Quigley Match continues to be the largest rifle match of its kind in the United States and the unofficial “national championship.”  

Thank you again for your kind support.  Gloria did a wonderful job coordinating the timely delivery of the prize rifle.

                            Buz Coker
                            Quigley Match Director”

The results of the match:

Twenty-Third Annual Matthew Quigley Buffalo Rifle Match

June 14-15, 2014

Sponsored by the Forsyth Rifle and Pistol Club of Forsyth, MT. In attendance were 602 shooters from 36 states and 3 foreign countries. Eight shots were taken at each of six targets from 350 to 805 yards for a possible of 48 hits.

2014 Quigley Match Champion Edward Tilton, Columbia Falls, MT 45 hits

2nd Place Overall Curt Hardcastle, Silver City, NM 43 hits

3rd Place Overall Harlan Sage, Sidney, NE 42 hits

4th Place Overall Ray Hanson, Twin Valley, MN 41 hits

5th Place Overall Corky Atkinson, Malone, WI 41 hits

6th Place Overall Mike Buchholz, Hot Springs, SD 41 hits

7th Place Overall Steve Bockman, Greybull, WY 41 hits

8th Place Overall John Venhous, Sandpoint, ID 41 hits

9th Place Overall Randy Anderson, Miles City, MT 41 hits

10th Place Overall Bruce Stevens, Sheridan, WY 40 hits

International Champion Thomas Buck, Hulben, Germany 34 hits

B Class – 1st Place Ross Christen, Fredericksburg, SD 25 hits

2nd Place Alan Brown, Kinsey, MT 24 hits

3rd Place Brooklyn Tronstad, Baker, MT 24 hits

1st Place Lady (Crazy Cora) Tiffany Sage, Sidney, NE 39 hits

2nd Place Lady Sherri Summers, Geraldine, MT 38 hits

3rd Place Lady DewAnn Smith, Sidney, NE 38 hits

Top Couple Harlan & Tiffany Sage 81 hits

Sidney, NE

Top Father-Son Team Dave & Jared Gamble 74 hits

Forsyth, MT and Sheridan, WY

Top Father-Daughter Team Rick Smith & Laurie Keller 72 hits

Forsyth, MT and Billings, MT

Top Three Generation Team Linda Clendenen, Bill Clendenen 102 hits

and Cash Clendenen

Amidon, ND & Spearfish, SD

Small-Fry (age 12 & below) Jocelyn Rarick, Pine City, MN 31 hits

Junior (age 13-16)

1st Place Savannah Hickey, Baker, MT 34 hits

2nd Place Colton Derenburger, Forsyth, MT 34 hits

3rd Place Evan Martin, Montana City, MT 27 hits

Senior (age 62 & above)

1st Place Curt Hardcastle, Silver City, NM 43 hits

2nd Place Ray Hanson, Twin Valley, MN 41 hits

3rd Place Corky Atkinson, Malone, WI 41 hits

Top Senior Lady Linda Herzog, Great Falls, MT 38 hits

White Buffalo (72 & above) Ken Heier, Bismarck, ND 38 hits

Top Lever Action Rifle Bill Clendenen, Spearfish, SD 35 hits

Top Original Trapdoor Bill Gloor, Billings, MT 35 hits

Top Traditional Ballard Harlan Sage, Sidney, NE 42 hits

Top Scoped Rifle Rick Herzog, Great Falls, MT 40 hits

Top 1st Time at Quigley Ryan Butorac, Kettle Falls, WA 38 hits

Quigley Match Rifle Drawing Winners

All Shooters

Shiloh Sharps Rifle Walt Farmer, Strasburg, CO

Pedersoli Quigley Rifle Dean Andvik, Kindred, ND

Youth Shooters

C. Sharps Arms Rifle Justin Haynes, Billings, MT

Jim Wilcox Memorial Pellet Rifle Jocelyn Rarick, Pine City, MN

Forsyth Rifle Club .22 Rifle Riley Harris, Henry, NE

Congratulation to all participants!