Originally Posted by champit
I have 2 guns that belonged to my Dad. Both are .54 Cal. he lived in Colorado so I guess he wanted a big gun ! They are both in great shape. One is a Pedersoli Rolling block but it doesn't have a model on it. Black barrel with walnut stock and brass trigger gaurd. The barrel is octagon shaped right at the breach, the rest is round. The second is a White G series Bison. Black barrel and black synthetic stock. Can anyone tell me what they might be worth. I've looked around a little but can't find anything. Thanks, Jim
Yep, I can tell ye'.. the rolling Block, and the Bison's value, Depend soley on the Bore of the rifle. White has been out of buisness for many years, but he still builds traditional rifles, and deals in used Whites as well.
The pedersoli, is a good rifle, and one that is common, many were made and sold, a solid shooter, again, the Bore tells the story. In 90% er better, the rolling block is worth in the 3 to 500 range, the White Bison, bore is Key again, is a 200 to 300 dollar gun, if it is 100%. The white stocks are known for Breaking,
, synthetic did not have that problem near as bad, for the stocks were made by bell and carlson, MOST of them, but they all need to be bedded, before they crack from pressure,
, they all do if they are not. You have to have breech plugs, and hammers Milled, yours probably shoot #11 percussion caps, or Musket caps, wich will wear out, and no replacments to be found,
they must be made, the Breech Plugs, they are Keen for SHOOTING out. To thin from the factory to last. Pain in the arse, and exspensive to have them made. I would be interested in the Bison, I have sent you a P.M. on it already. The rolling Block, is a Neat rifle, and Quite Common as well. Hope this helps..