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Research Press Journal – Issue 1, Winter 2018

Research Press JournalResearch Press Journal – Issue 1, Winter 2018. New free download pdf magazine (32 pages)

  • The Enfield Rifle
  • Long Range Shooting with the Military Muzzle Loading Rifle
  • The Whitworth Rifle: A Brief Introduction
  • Hints for Long Range Riflemen
  • First Hints on Rifle Shooting: Wind
  • Private McVittie
  • Breech-Loading Small Arms
  • Thomas Wilson: his Patents, Arms and Ammunition
  • Frederick Prince’s Breech-Loading Rifle

Link: Research Press Journal

World Super Shoot, Phoenix 2018

Fellow Shooters,

Attached you will find an invitation letter to the World Super Shoot to be held in March at Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Also attached is a registration form and match schedule. This is an excellent opportunity to do lots of long range shooting! I have already received commitments from shooters from New Zealand, Netherlands, and Great Britain.

Ed Decker, Match Director

Flyer | USIMLT Invitation letter |
USIMLT Registration form | USIMLT Match schedule

For further information see:

United States International Muzzle Loading Team
www.usimlt.org

Arizona Vintage Rifle
www.arizonavintagerifle.com

Spring 2018, Oak Ridge, TN

Details of the Spring 2018 long range muzzle loading match at Oak Ridge, TN, USA, have been published. It will take place on 29-30 March (Thursday & Friday), with shooting at 200, 300, 600 & 1000 yards. Download: Cover sheet, registration and match rules.

Owners of original Whitworth rifles are encouraged to attend this shoot. Tom Rowe will be photographing and documenting rifles for a forthcoming book, that builds upon the many years of research undertaken by Bill Curtis in the UK.

LRML UK

Throughout the year the Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain (MLAGB) and the Long Range Rifles (LRR) Branch of the MLAGB run a series of long range muzzle loading events at Bisley, UK. Shoots are generally held over 2-3 days. LRR have published a combined calendar of the mid and long range events for 2018.

Research Press Library

The Research Press Library downloads have been reorganised. Contents currently include a list of English and Welsh gunsmiths and gunmakers from around 1550 to about 1850, studies of gunmakers of Oxford, Probin gunmakers of 18th Century Birmingham, and Ketland guns in America. In addition, three articles discuss and illustrate the barrel markings found on provincially made British firearms. All are free pdf downloads, available via Research Press Publishing.