The Charleville 1777 is a gun every bit as historically significant as it’s frequent opponent; the Brown Bess. First fielded in an earlier pattern in 1717, and used by French forces during the French Revolution, Napoleonic Wars, and others, the Charleville musket is one of the most recognisable firearms of the era.
The APP (Automatic Processing) Press from Lee precision is their latest innovation in case and bullet preparation. Created for quick and easy depriming, resizing, primer pocket swaging and bullet sizing, the APP press is the fastest, most convenient way to uniformly prepare your cases and bullets to be reloaded.
An inert gun is a gun that has never been proofed or designed for use as a proper firearm. They cannot be loaded, and are incapable of discharging a shot or being modified to do so.
Bertram Brass Cases are still being manufactured in Australia after decades of success. Producing brass reloading cases for rare, obsolete and unusual calibres.
Damascus steel is made by taking rods of different types of iron or steel and twisting them together, folding and forging them until the resultant bar has the different metals twisted and mixed in patterns which are often very beautiful.
The seven barrelled Volley Gun, as made by Nock, is one of the most ferocious and recognisable guns from the Age of Sail. First invented by James Wilson in 1779, the volley gun saw service with the Royal Navy, and found some popularity with civilian goose hunters.
Classic shooter John Northmore ponders Uberti’s long barrelled revolver based on their single-action Cattleman. Kindly supplied by Shooting Sports Magazine.
Nick Latus tests a value-for-money round from Serbian manufacturer Prvi Partizan and is impressed with the results. Kindly supplied by Sporting Rifle Magazine.
Pete Moore looks at an iconic weapon of the Old West – well certainly an icon of old westerns – the sawn-off Colt 1878 shotgun as recreated by Pedersoli in their Wyatt Earp model. Kindly supplied by Gun Mart.
While it is still possible to buy traditional types of game call, like the whistlestyle device, there are now a lot of high-tech options on the market. The unit on test is at the lower end of the price range for electronic game callers but it is still a really effective and clever device. Kindly supplied by Gun Mart.
The only type of handgun you can legally shoot in the UK is a muzzle loader. Wild Bill Harriman saddles up and explains how to get started.
Derek landers looks at a Euroarms reproduction of the Rogers & Spencer percussion revolver, a pistol which arrived a little too late to make its mark in the American Civil War.
Occasionally, your Remington 1858 may develop a fault, and may require a new part. Some disassembly of the gun is likely to be required, but fortunately Remington 1858s are simple and easy guns to work on and feature few internal parts.
Ensure accuracy when shooting your Black Powder Revolver by following these 17 simple rules (kindly supplied by Pedersoli).
How do I replace the internal parts in my Uberti or Pietta western blank firer? No matter what model of blank firing revolver you’ve got, occasionally it may require some maintenance. Parts occasionally break, but fortunately they are readily available from us and easy to replace.
Colt model black powder revolvers were amongst the first commercially successful black powder revolvers, largely due to their simplicity. It is easy to work on Colt revolvers, as there are few internal parts, all of which are simple to replace.
Depending on the kind of shooting you’re doing, you’ll need the right sight to complement the right gun. When target shooting at any distance, precision and consistency is key to getting the highest scores. To that end, proper sighting is essential for good shooting. The Pedersoli range of front and rear sights are at the top of their game when it comes to aperture and silhouette sights, with the Creedmore range made specially with long range single shot rifle shooting in mind.
The two muskets featured in this blog are hallmarks of the Napoleonic period. Anyone who is at all familiar with the great struggle between Napoleon, Nelson and Wellington will undoubtedly be familiar already with the two firearms that conquered Europe and beyond. We at Henry Krank are proud to be stockists of the best quality Indian reproductions of the Brown Bess and Charleville muskets, and we're proud to continue keeping the history of these two iconic firearms alive.
Just a quick note to all our customers, the MLAGB have a new website, if you’re a shooter in the UK, you’ll likely already know of them, they’re the Muzzle Loading Association of Great Britain. As the governing body on Black Powder shooting in the country the MLAGB website is a great place to start if you’re new to the hobby.