The Le Mat’s revolver is one of the most identifiable firearms of the era. Invented by the French physician Jean Alexandre Francois LeMat in 1856, the Le Mat’s revolver combined nine shots of .36 or .42 ball, and one 16g shotgun load, making it one of the deadliest side arms in close combat.
Fortunately, unlike many things muzzle loading, selecting the right percussion cap is a fairly painless process. The three main sizes of percussion cap you will encounter will be No.10, No.11, or musket caps.
It can be difficult to select the right grade of black powder to get the most out of your shooting. Fortunately, we have created this chart to help. Simply select the kind of gun you're shooting, and pick a powder!
We found an old copy of Classic Arms from May 1999 that had some interesting articles in it. Nestled at the back on pages 36 and 37 was The London Arms Fair of 1999, the 62nd London Arms Fair to be precise.
The key to good shooting with muzzle loading guns is consistency of load. Provided loading is consistent, bullets will group in one place on the target.
A little blast from the past, (sorry for the pun), we found some old photographs of the Henry Krank Shop from years ago. A lot has changed......
Renown in the muzzle loading world for its consistency and exceptional quality, the Swiss range of black is ultimate choice for any shooter looking to get the best performance from their gun.
Properly cleaning and maintaining Black Powder revolvers is essential to their continued function and accuracy. Find out how here.
Military rifles have exploded in popularity in the last few years. They used to be commonplace and cheap, to the point where they were sporterised into hunting rifles and similar. These days however, they are thin on the ground, and previously commonplace rifles are becoming increasingly hard to find.
Shooting muzzle loading guns is surprisingly common, and black powder shooting in general has enjoy a great renaissance in recent years. Every bit as fun (or serious!) as shooting ‘conventional’ guns, muzzle loading is an excellent way of honing your shooting abilities, experiencing the past, or simply creating a big cloud of smoke!
A few of the team here at Henry Krank love cinema so we decided to show you some iconic films that feature equally iconic firearms.