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PostSubject: Navy Pistol?   April 14th 2016, 8:10 pm

Hello everybody. I am looking to buy a new single shot pistol and the Pedersoli Navy Moll looks very nice:



http://www.davide-pedersoli.com/tipologia-prodotti.asp/l_en/idt_28/pistols-navy-moll.html

It's a good looking pistol, .45 caliber with maple stock. There is not much I could find about this pistol though, so I have some questions about it.

1) Why is it called "Navy"? The "Moll" part refers to David Moll, the maker, but were these pistols used by the U.S. Navy?

2) Is this a military/defensive style pistol, or is it purely a dueling pistol?

3) The sights on this gun look kind of out of place and too tall. Would it be possible to cut down the rear sight and add a shorter front sight?

If anybody out there knows, please help. Thanks so much all! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Navy Pistol?   April 15th 2016, 10:42 am

The front sight is dove-tailed in according to the photo you posted. That means it can be replaced. The dovetail my not be the same size as the replacement you choose so get accurate measurements first.

I never heard of this gun before but I am not very familiar with Pedersolis.

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PostSubject: Re: Navy Pistol?   April 15th 2016, 10:50 am

Looks more like a kentucky pistol to me.

The front sight is left tall so the shooter can file it down to where it needs to be. It will most likely shoot very low with that front sight the way it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Navy Pistol?   April 15th 2016, 12:43 pm

Thanks guys! So just what were Kentucky pistols used for? Dueling? Why is this a Navy gun? Thanks!!
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PostSubject: Re: Navy Pistol?   April 15th 2016, 1:12 pm

They were used mostly for protection. A backup to a rifle.

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PostSubject: Re: Navy Pistol?   April 15th 2016, 1:18 pm

Nothing navy about it, just a name they used. Like tc,cva, traditions using the name "Hawken" on their reproductions.
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PostSubject: Re: Navy Pistol?   April 15th 2016, 1:27 pm

Could be the Navy used them, but i'm sure it started as a Kentucky.

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PostSubject: Re: Navy Pistol?   April 15th 2016, 3:35 pm

Neat, thanks guys. I like Pedersoli guns. Here is my Harpers Ferry pistol they made:



It is really neat and accurate. I just loved the look of their Navy Moll pistol as well, and .45 caliber is never a bad choice. Just looking for some feedback on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Navy Pistol?   April 18th 2016, 7:15 pm

Thanks so much all. I went ahead and ordered a Navy Moll percussion pistol from Pedersoli. I'll be sure to keep everyone updated on the gun, and with luck I'll be able to post a range report in a week or two. Stay tuned!

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PostSubject: Re: Navy Pistol?   July 29th 2017, 6:33 am

Pedersoli = QUALITY.


I have a Pedersoli single shot handgun I have yet to fire.


It's nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Navy Pistol?   July 29th 2017, 1:39 pm

You cant go wrong with Pedersoli I have 2 Sharps ,1 sxs 12 gauge,2 Kodiaks  a 58 and a 72 no problems nicely made accurate.

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PostSubject: Re: Navy Pistol?   July 29th 2017, 1:54 pm

@mark1945 wrote:
You cant go wrong with Pedersoli I have 2 Sharps ,1 sxs 12 gauge,2 Kodiaks  a 58 and a 72 no problems nicely made accurate.

I agree but they are way overpriced. They are approaching the cost of a custom-made gun but are assembly line units.

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PostSubject: Re: Navy Pistol?   February 24th 2018, 11:11 am

@FrontierGander wrote:
Looks more like a kentucky pistol to me.

The front sight is left tall so the shooter can file it down to where it needs to be. It will most likely shoot very low with that front sight the way it is.

I purchased a used Pedersoli Navy Moll Flintlock recently, locally. I paid a bit over $400, and am pleased in both saving $$$ and in getting a Used Firearm.

Although everyone loves NEW, I am reluctant to fire a new gun. It devalues them so much ! (yeah, a bit silly, I suppose)


The former owner says he has shot it 300 times. The wear on the Frizzen sure agrees with that, but otherwise it appears he treated it very gently.

He was right up front on that he says he filed the Front Sight down a bit to get the pistol to shoot accurately.

The Rear Sight required no adjustment.

I hope to fire it myself when the weather improves a bit.
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