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Events featured include muzzle and breech loading black powder rifle target shooting at distances of 200 yards and beyond.

 

2021 NMLRA Hepsworth Long Range Match

The 2021 National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA) Hepsworth Long Range Black Powder Target Rifle Match will be held at Camp Atterbury, IN., on 16-17 October 2021.

Shooting is at 1000, 1100 and 1200 yards. Permitted rifles: Any safe original or reproduction traditional muzzle loading style of firearms fired from the shoulder in the mid - late 1800’s era of International Rifle Matches or breech loading single shot rifle chambered in an original black powder cartridge.

Pre-Registration is Required!

Download: Match Details

Creedmoor 150, Oak Ridge, TN - October 2021

Creedmoor 1874 - 2024Recreating History, Creedmoor - 2024

Oak Ridge, TN

October 22-23, 2021

The next preliminary in recreating history will commence in October.

After 20+ years of hosting LRML matches, I’ve expaned to host a Historical recreation of the original Creedmoor Match in 2024. 

2019 was the 1st year of this quest for LR-ML and LR-BL to prepare at Oak Ridge for the Historical 150th Anniversary of the Creedmoor Match of 1874. Yes, it was Muzzle Loaders vs Breech Loaders – what a close match it was!

I will be hosting these matches in the same manner in which I have hosted previously (some slight adjustments may occur year-after-year). Everyone will run in our traditional 4 man squad rotation. ML will be pair firing for the 1 hour relay and the BL will be paired as well, but each of them will only get 30 min by themselves – totaling the 1 hour relay.  Then, well rotate the same as we’ve done for years.  

Read more: Creedmoor 150, Oak Ridge, TN - October 2021

Research Press Journal – Issue 10, Winter 2020/21

Research Press Journal

Research Press Journal – Issue 10, Winter 2020. (40 pages)

Articles include details of an important collection of medals that belonged to Major A.B. Leech, Captain of the Irish Rifle Team to Creedmoor, an historical perspective on long range shooting, and the popular 1861 Enfield Artillery Carbine by Parker-Hale.

Contents:

  • Priming - News, Events, People & Places
  • A Lecture on Military Rifles (1905)
  • The Remington Rolling Block
  • Shooting Medals awarded to Major A.B. Leech
  • Long Range Shooting: An Historical Perspective
  • Parker-Hale's 1861 Enfield Artillery Carbine
  • The China Cup 1864

Link: Research Press Journal

2021 NMLRA's Terpstra/Swallow Long Range Match

NMLRA's Terpstra/Swallow Long Range Match

800, 900, 1000 yards

June 12-13, 2021, Camp Atterbury, IN.

Rifles - Any safe original or reproduction traditional muzzle loading or cartridge style firearm in the mid to late 1800's era of International Rifle Matches shooting black powder.

Course of Fire - Five relays over two days. 800, 900, and 1000 yards on Saturday. Two 1000 yards on Sunday. Ten shots for score at each relay. Unlimited sighters, last three converted for score in reverse order. Pair firing, one hour for two shooters. Targets are 6 x 10 ft.

Note that pre-registration is required.

Download: Match Information

Research Press Digest 2021

Research Press DigestResearch Press Digest features newly written articles and reprints of scarce 19th and early 20th century texts relating to firearms, long range target shooting and military history. Key subjects covered are match and military rifles. Both the rise and demise of the match rifle are charted, along with the challenges of hand loading ammunition. A history of progress of military firearms to 1866 precedes an introduction to the Whitworth rifle and a history of the Rifle Musket, Pattern 1853. The latter is written by Colonel Hay of the School of Musketry, Hythe in 1855. ‘The Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield’ provides historical background to and a description of this model establishment at the time that the Martini-Henry rifle was in the hands of British soldiers. Looking further afield, ‘The Small Arms of European Armies’ (1889) gives coverage of the subject from an American viewpoint, being written by a US Inspector of Ordnance. Context to the rapid growth of interest in rifle shooting in Great Britain, from the mid-19th century, is given by an early history of the School of Musketry, and an article on the British Volunteer System. Many of the reprints are supplemented with annotation providing historical context to the original articles, plus images from the editor’s collection. The reprints have been freshly typeset.

Order via Amazon.  Thanks for your interest.

Research Press Journal – Issue 9, Summer 2020

Research Press Journal

Research Press Journal – Issue 9, Summer 2020. (36 pages)

  • Priming
    • Book News
    • Firearms Research
  • Black Powder Target Rifle Association ~ 2020 Update
  • The Brunswick Rifle
  • The Hounslow Powder Mills of Curtis's and Harvey's, 1896
  • Military Rifle Shooting in American (1903)
  • Luke and John Tippins
  • The National Match, 1864-1899

Link: Research Press Journal

2020 NMLRA All 1000 yard

NMLRA All 1000 yard

Black Powder Target Rifle Match

September 12-13, 2020

Following is an announcement concerning the September Camp Atterbury all 1,000 yard black powder match. Obviously, everything is subject to the status of the COVID 19, but this will let you pencil the dates on your calendar.

Rifles - Any safe original or reproduction traditional muzzle loading or cartridge style firearm in the mid to late 1800's era of International Rifle Matches shooting black powder.

Note that pre-registration is required.

Download: Match Information and Registration Details

The Story of Creedmoor, 1874

The Story of Creedmoor, 1874In 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. Order via Amazon.  Thanks for your interest.

Read more: The Story of Creedmoor, 1874

Jean Samuel Pauly, Henri Roux, and Successors

Georg Priestel has published his work on "Jean Samuel Pauly, Henri Roux, and Successors - their inventions from 1812 to 1882 - New Light on the Forerunners of Modern Fire Arms Ammunition." This 74 page work should serve to explain the historical background and events of ammunition development with its inventors J. S. Pauly and Henri Roux, and to put these inventors in a better light than it had previously been. The author rewrites the early development of the Pauly and Roux cartridges. This composition of many individual pieces of a puzzle gives a picture of how the story went from the beginning to the modern central fire cartridge. It is available in PDF format and for free download via Research Press publications.

Ordnance

Web site updates have recently focussed on Research Press Journal. Newly added to the British Military section is 'Ordnance'. Initial texts and illustrations extracted are from 'RECORD OF THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1862.' This may be somewhat out of interest areas for some given the focus of the web site to date on small arms, but follows from on-going research regarding Whitworth rifles and artillery. An extension perhaps of the long range theme of much of Research Press.

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