In the mid to late 19th Century target rifle shooting was a popular sport, and via the Volunteer movement Great Britain had thousands of trained riflemen. Naturally, businessmen sought to sell their wares to these riflemen enticing them with a variety of goods to assist the aspiring marksman. With ammunition, field glasses, vernier sight adjusters, tools and other associated accoutrements the rifleman acquired, a means of carrying it all was needed. One suitable case appeared in 1886, the 'Wimbledon Shooting Case'
- Parent Category: Gunmakers
- Category: Charles E. Overbaugh, New York, USA
- Written by Research Press
Description: .45 caliber, 34" round barrel with Rigby flats. False muzzle. Very fine banknote-style engraving on the action, pistol grip cap and the rear tang sight base. Fancy checkered walnut stock with pistol grip and engraved metal cap. Fleur-de-lis checkered forearm with engraved metal nosecap. Checkered metal buttplate. A very rare and unusual rifle that is very high quality.
Though Creedmoor may he now well known to our National Guard and riflemen in the city and vicinity, still a thorough description of the same, its plan of organization, and the object to be obtained by having such a range for rifle practice in our midst, with full details of methods of shooting, &c., may be of interest to many outside of the city, and may help to develop more thoroughly a taste for rifle shooting in the United States.
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- Long Range Shooting: An Historical Perspective
- The Whitworth Rifle: A Brief Introduction
- The British Volunteer System