The Pedersoli Zouave US Model 1863 Muzzleloading Rifle was originally produced by Remington Arms Company in Ilion, NY by contract with the US Government, the Zouave rifle had both strength and fine finish of barrel and mechanism. Though intended for the US Artillery Department, the Zouave 1863 was never distributed to any Civil War army division. It’s fine features were subsequently discovered by shooters and collectors during the Civil War Centennial and highly sought thereafter. The 1863 Zouave features brass furniture, ramrod with tulip tip, and three leaf rear sight. There are sling swivels, one under the front band while the other is placed in front of the trigger guard. The lock shows the Eagle stamp and US letters in front of the hammer. Just like the US 1841, the barrel’s strength, the mechanical work and the fine finish add to the beauty of the “Zouave” rifle.