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Firearms, Long Range Target Shooting & Associated History

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


Contemporary information and historical articles. Long range rifle fire. Rifle Associations and Clubs. Wimbledon, Dollymount, Creedmoor and the international matches. Military marksmanship.


Biographies, personal papers collections, correspondence, manuscripts and other published material relating to individuals associated with firearms history and marksmanship.

Rifle Volunteers

Volunteer Infantry (1859-1908) history. County precedence and the 1881 British Army reorganisation into territorial regiments with regular, militia and volunteer battalions.

Target Shooting

Target shooting with the black powder rifle today. Long range muzzle loading and breech loading, sporting and military. Accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing, rifles, techniques and tips.

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Research Projects

Research Press is pleased to support those studying aspects of firearms or associated history. Web space to seek assistance, publish news and progress updates can be provided if you have a research project with a view to publishing the results. See: Research Projects

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