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January 2020

Which is better, Percussion or Flintlock?

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 8 months ago 1230 Views No comments

A quick comparison and history of the most popular muzzle loading ignition systems, the flintlock, and percussion action.

How to measure your gun for the correct size of lead ball

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 8 months ago 2684 Views No comments

Correct ball size is essential when shooting muzzle loading guns, find out how to correctly measure your bore on revolvers, rifles and muskets.

Black Powder Rifle/Shotgun Cleaning and Maintenance Guide

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 8 months ago 826 Views No comments

It is important when shooting any gun, but a black powder muzzle loading gun in particular, to clean the gun thoroughly. Black Powder fouling is hygroscopic and will attract moisture (and therefore rust), and will ruin a gun over time.

Visiting the Royal Armouries Museum Leeds

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 8 months ago 963 Views No comments

As the sister museum to the Tower of London and the only existing suit of armour built for an elephant, the Royal Armouries Museum is not to be missed if you are in the Leeds area visiting Henry Krank.

Guide to buying a Single Shot Muzzle Loading Pistol

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 9 months ago 381 Views No comments

For serious competition target shooting, or just recreational shooting, few muzzle loading black powder guns offer the variety and performance of a muzzle loading single shot pistol.

Guide to buying a Muzzle Loading Black Powder Musket or Rifle

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 9 months ago 461 Views No comments

Some things to consider when beginning to consider buying a muzzle loading musket or rifle.

January 2020

Which is better, Percussion or Flintlock?

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 8 months ago 1230 Views No comments

A quick comparison and history of the most popular muzzle loading ignition systems, the flintlock, and percussion action.

How to measure your gun for the correct size of lead ball

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 8 months ago 2684 Views No comments

Correct ball size is essential when shooting muzzle loading guns, find out how to correctly measure your bore on revolvers, rifles and muskets.

Black Powder Rifle/Shotgun Cleaning and Maintenance Guide

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 8 months ago 826 Views No comments

It is important when shooting any gun, but a black powder muzzle loading gun in particular, to clean the gun thoroughly. Black Powder fouling is hygroscopic and will attract moisture (and therefore rust), and will ruin a gun over time.

Visiting the Royal Armouries Museum Leeds

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 8 months ago 963 Views No comments

As the sister museum to the Tower of London and the only existing suit of armour built for an elephant, the Royal Armouries Museum is not to be missed if you are in the Leeds area visiting Henry Krank.

Guide to buying a Single Shot Muzzle Loading Pistol

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 9 months ago 381 Views No comments

For serious competition target shooting, or just recreational shooting, few muzzle loading black powder guns offer the variety and performance of a muzzle loading single shot pistol.

Guide to buying a Muzzle Loading Black Powder Musket or Rifle

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 9 months ago 461 Views No comments

Some things to consider when beginning to consider buying a muzzle loading musket or rifle.