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- Written by Research Press
In 1873 riflemen of Ireland challenged the riflemen of America to a long range rifle championship. The challenge was taken up by the Amateur Rifle Club of New York, and the match took place in Sept 1874 at Creedmoor. The Irish Team used their Rigby muzzle loading match rifles. The American Team used Remington Rolling Block and Sharps match rifles, both newly introduced versions in response to the conditions of the match regarding rifle weight and trigger-pull. In 2002 Research Press published a booklet on the history of this rifle match. The story has been revised and expanded and it is now available in paperback or Kindle versions via Amazon.