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Firearms, Long Range Target Shooting & Associated History

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British military firearms. Gunmaker histories. Long range target rifles. Ammunition (with contemporary loading comments of interest to today's long range rifleman). Accessories.


Contemporary information. Long range rifle fire. Wimbledon, Dollymount, Creedmoor and the international matches. 19th Century riflemen. Military marksmanship.

Target Shooting

Shooting the long range black powder rifle today. Muzzle loading and breech loading, sporting and military. Accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing, rifles, techniques and tips. News & Events.

Research Vault

The sister-site of Research Press, publishing personal papers collections relating to firearms history and marksmanship, plus material on Volunteer Infantry (1859-1908).

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News & Events

The Research Press blog pages provide news of web site updates, new publications, shooting news, events and general banter.

ResearchPressUK 28th Oak Ridge #LongRange #MuzzleLoading #rifle competition 27-29 March. Report & Results
ResearchPressUK RT @mlagb: Message from the @NRAofUK about future support for #historic and #classic #shooting competitions #hbsa #bisley
ResearchPressUK George #Gibbs #Bristol #gunmaker page updated with some biographic information and other contemporary news reports
ResearchPressUK RT @mlagb: Short film shows different ignition systems & recoil at normal speed and slow motion #muzzleloading #rifle #musket
ResearchPressUK Unknown capping #breechloader with vertically sliding breech-block. #rifle #puzzle @Royal_Armouries @NRAMuseums
ResearchPressUK RT @NRAMuseums: #gunoftheday – Ballard A-1 Mid Range Rifle. See more images of the GOTD here:
ResearchPressUK RT @NRAMuseums: #gunoftheday – Sharps “Old Reliable”. Learn more about the Civil War’s “Old Reliable” here: http://t…
ResearchPressUK RT @Royal_Armouries: A Martini-Henry Mk.II rifle #slowmo firing into a ballistic gel block! @GavinFree interested? #SecretsMW #MuseumWeek h…
ResearchPressUK Hurray! Just got results and found I won the @mlagb 50m offhand match for #muzzleloading #military #rifle in the OTF comp at the weekend