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A few pictures from a weekend of long range muzzle loading at Bisley (home of the NRA(UK)), 4/5 August. Very hot and gruelling conditions - shooting was at 900, 1000, 1100 and 1200 yards and comprised 15 shots at each distance.
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A few pictures from a weekend of long range muzzle loading at Bisley (home of the NRA(UK)), 4/5 August. Very hot and gruelling conditions - shooting was at 900, 1000, 1100 and 1200 yards and comprised 15 shots at each distance.
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Grey day on the 600 yard firing point at Bisley, Surrey, UK. Long Range Rifles Branch of the MLAGB ‘Volunteer Trophy’ competition for military match rifles (the Whitworth and ‘Volunteer’ reproductions are modern examples of such). Middle pic is the match winner with an original rifle by Thomas Turner - the rear aperture sight is folded down as the match rules only permit open sights. Bottom pic is a Kerr rifle - this has an interesting rear sight with vernier scale adjustment.
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Grey day on the 600 yard firing point at Bisley. Long Range Rifles Branch of the MLAGB ‘Volunteer Trophy’ competition for military match rifles (the Whitworth and ‘Volunteer’ reproductions are modern examples of such). Middle pic is the match winner with an original rifle by Thomas Turner - the rear aperture sight is folded down as the match rules only permit open sights. Bottom pic is a Kerr rifle - this has an interesting rear sight with vernier scale adjustment.
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Research Press Journal – Issue 2, Spring 2018. New free download pdf magazine (40 pages)

- Reports
- - USIMLT Nationals - 2018
- - 1000 yard World Championship Match - 2018
- - Oak Ridge LRML Match - 2018
- Firearms Research Support
- Rigby, Quicksilver & Bullet Alloys
- Early Firearms History
- The Muzzle Loading Match Rifle in Great Britain
- Arming Georgia - "The Windsor Enfields Affair and Other Incidents"
- The Pattern 1841 Carbine
- Enfield Rifle Research
- The British Volunteer System
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The English snaphance is not only one of the most innovative "flint-locks" but is probably one of the rarest gun mechanisms to have survived. Recent research has found that only about 80 English snaphance muskets, pistols and detached locks have survived worldwide, although this does not include excavated, converted or incomplete locks. Modern tests by the author have proved it to be a fast and reliable mechanism and it must have been a serious challenger to the matchlock and wheellock in the 16th century. This article looks at the history of the lock and examines two examples.
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19th Century Firearms

Research 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

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With Enfield and Whitworth rifle interest, hopefully the below will be of interest to some here.

Research 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

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Research 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

#enfieldrifle #enfield #whitworthrifle #whitworth #blackpowder #muzzleloading #lrml #bpcr
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Christmas and New Year Greetings from the School of Musketry, Hythe, Kent, Xmas,1915
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