Black Powder No. 1


Black powder firearms provide shooters, hunters and collectors the opportunity of owning an elegant historical replica firearm made to modern standards with the latest technology.

Forbes Wholesale is the exclusive Australian distributor for the world’s leading replica Black Powder No. 1 brand - Davide Pedersoli., we hold stocks of rifles, shotguns, military muskets and pistols for the Blackpowder shooter, Forbes Wholesale also offer their customers other quality black powder accessories for muzzleloaders or Blackpowder cartridge shooting.

The Blackpowder cartridge lines are proofed to current CIP standards and can be used with modern factory loaded ammunition.



Suppliers of a large, continually changing range of military surplus firearms from all over the World, items of interest to shooters & collectors.

(N.B. some text in Italian but well indexed by model Google translate will help but there are some interesting words that come up)

Please note that Euroarms have sold all their parts and tooling to Pedersoli who will now produce the black powder guns previously made by Euroarms


Black Powder Product lists

Pedersoli Pistols

Pedersoli Rifles


Black Powder Accessories



Black Powder Associations and Stockists

Stockist Name
Telephone Number
Email Address
Antique Arms & Armour (WA)
08 9407 5000
Cleaver Firearms (QLD)
07 3883 1733
Noosa Shooters Supplies ( QLD)
07 5447 7789
Rebel Gun Works (QLD)
07 3391 6744
Green River Rifle Works (SA)
08 8293 3686
Queensland Gun Exchange (QLD)
07 3393 0933



Black Powder Shooting Links of Interest

Below you will find some links that may be of interest in relation to Black Powder shooting.





Replica historical firearms &  pistols, for the shooter and collector, along with a full range of accessories and spare parts.

Sydney stocking dealer of Pedersoli firearms, RWS ammunition and other products in range.

Bobs Black Powder Notes

Bobs  Blackpowder Notes. Lots of great info, particularly for the flintlock shooter.

ARLHO - The Australasian Registry of Living History

The umbrella web site for the Australian Register of Living History Associations, has links to just about every known historical re-enactment group around. 

JBM Ballistics Calculator 

JBM Ballistics calculator, work out the performance of your favourite loads.

Victorian Muzzleloading Club

Black powder shooting at SSAA range, Little River, Victoria.

Nowra Rifle Club

Complete shooting club on the south coast of New South Wales for just about any shooting discipline.

Trev's Rendezvous Down Under

Sadly, Trev's no longer with us. Gone to paddle the big canoe in the sky. However Trev has left us with such a rich source of information and links, that we have much pleasure in including his page here.



Quality Firearms and Accessories

If you find a product on a manufacturers' website below that we do not currently stock, please advise us and we are more than willing to look into getting the product in for you.

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Contact Us

Forbes Wholesale Pty Ltd

We are available to review products and discuss your needs by appointment.


PO Box 589
Eltham VIC 3095

Phone +61 3 9439 6111
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