Offered for sale or trade is this cool takedown rifle. The 26.5" octagon barrel with 1:24" ROT is held to the action by a breach retaining ring that threads on. I will include the wrench to remove this, and an extra ring in the event you misplace one somehow. The rolling block action uses #11 percussion caps. It is the ultimate in reliability because it is "in-line". Pedersoli does sell a musket cap and 209 primer "nipple" for it if you are interested. The stock has dings and scratches from the previous owner and I who both took it hunting quite a bit. The bluing has wear and grey streaking in places. The case hardened hammer and block are very nice looking. The hammer has a half-cock notch for safety. The action and brass are nice. The rear sight is a simple elevator slide but also features a micro-adjustable blade (Lyman style) with two set screws. The front sight is a tapered post that is currently colored orange with model paint that can be easily removed. The flat butt is comfortable and spreads any recoil. The take-down feature doesn't effect the sight as they are on the barrel. It is super convenient to take it down and put it in a small case when transporting. I've used a take-down pool stick case for car transport and a short, take-down shotgun case for airline travel. To and from a wilderness hunt you can easily put it in a backpack for hands-free travel. This rifle shoots patched round ball very well with 80 grains of FFg and a .018 -.020 patch. I've used it for 50-yard deer hunting with PRB and it works great. The rifling must be complimentary to a tightly patched ball. It also shoots 430 grain Maxi-Ball with over powder wad and 80 grains of Triple 7. With Hornady Great Plains Bullets 425 grain it doesn't need the wad but tends to prefer 95 grains of just about any BP or BP Sub. It is sighted-in at 100-yards with conicals right now. With the sale I am including whatever conicals I have. The ramrod is black metal. This is a hard to find rifle in .54 caliber. Kittery Trading Post has one for sale now for twice what I am asking for this one! I have not seen another in the past 5-years. I would like $500 Shipped continental US. Paypal is good without the fee, or check or MO. I will consider trades for the following: 50 cal + Flintlock; 50 cal +traditional percussion rifle with PRB twist; Zouave; 54 caliber BP handgun; Percussion Double Barrel Shotgun; 32 caliber rifle. Something might get my attention, try me. I am only selling because I have shot a lot of game with this rifle and am now hunting exclusively with a flintlock. For shooting fun I want to step back to somewhat more traditional sidelocks (percussion or flint). I also need a big bore air rifle for one of my sons. Thanks for looking and feel free to ask lots of questions!