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On Test: The Charleville Model 1777 Indian Reproduction

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 16 days ago 325 Views No comments

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 Toys For The Black Stuff

By Bill Harriman 4 months ago 636 Views No comments

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.

Rogers & Spencer: Too Late For The Party

By Derek Landers 4 months ago 544 Views No comments

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.

How to replace the internal parts in a Remington 1858 black powder revolver

By John Crossley 4 months ago 205 Views No comments

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.

17 Simple Rules For Black Powder Revolver Accuracy

By Pedersoli 4 months ago 448 Views No comments

Ensure accuracy when shooting your Black Powder Revolver by following these 17 simple rules (kindly supplied by Pedersoli).

Replacement Of Internal Parts For The Colt 1849/1851/1860 Black Powder Revolvers

By John Crossley 4 months ago 201 Views No comments

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.

Brown Bess vs Charleville

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 5 months ago 332 Views No comments

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.

The New MLAGB Website Is Now Live!

By Jim Horrobin 5 months ago 146 Views No comments

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.

Muzzle Loading Cannon Buying Guide

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 5 months ago 174 Views No comments

Our range of Ardesa miniature cannon are ever popular and a great way to have a different shooting experience at the range. Miniaturised reproductions of full-size field guns of the era, these cannon are small enough to be loaded and operated by one person, and convenient enough to be a frequent range visitor.

The Gold Standard of Black Powder Revolver

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 5 months ago 156 Views No comments

The Pietta 1858 Competition is truly the most superior 1858 model available. The Pietta Competition is a true reproduction of the original Remington New Model Army, with a blued frame and silver plated trigger guard, it’s instantly recognisable.

How To Choose The Right Muzzle Loading Rifle Or Shotgun

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 5 months ago 81 Views No comments

Shooting muzzle loading black powder guns is excellent fun, and no matter what your shooting discipline, there is a black powder rifle or shotgun out there for you. With many different styles and brands available, finding the right gun needn’t be a chore, we’ve put together a few commonly asked questions to help you pick the right gun to help you get the most out of your shooting.

Best Selling Black Powder Revolvers

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 5 months ago 135 Views No comments

Uberti black powder revolvers are the cream of the crop when it comes to historical accuracy and build quality. Made in the spirit of the original, these Uberti revolvers are our most popular models and remain constant favourites both for shooting and re-enactment.

Quick Guide To Selecting The Right Black Powder Revolver

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 5 months ago 123 Views No comments

With so many black powder revolvers on offer, you might not always know exactly which is the right gun for you. Fortunately, we’ve drawn on past customer experiences to provide a handy guide to our most popular selling black powder revolvers.

9 Important Safety Rules Of Black Powder Shooting

By Pedersoli 5 months ago 85 Views No comments

If shooting with black powder these are 9 important safety rules that shooters should follow (kindly supplied by Pedersoli).

The Le Mat Revolver – Giving It Both Barrels Since 1856

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 6 months ago 124 Views No comments

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.

How To Select The Right Percussion Cap For Your Muzzle Loading Gun

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 6 months ago 106 Views No comments

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.

Powder Loads – How Do You Measure Up?

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 6 months ago 1186 Views No comments

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.

Swiss Black Powder, Premium Powder For Better Shooting

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 6 months ago 557 Views No comments

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.

Muzzle Loading - What, Why, How

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 6 months ago 411 Views No comments

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!

Which is better, Percussion or Flintlock?

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 6 months ago 877 Views No comments

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

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On Test: The Charleville Model 1777 Indian Reproduction

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 16 days ago 325 Views No comments

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 Toys For The Black Stuff

By Bill Harriman 4 months ago 636 Views No comments

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.

Rogers & Spencer: Too Late For The Party

By Derek Landers 4 months ago 544 Views No comments

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.

How to replace the internal parts in a Remington 1858 black powder revolver

By John Crossley 4 months ago 205 Views No comments

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.

17 Simple Rules For Black Powder Revolver Accuracy

By Pedersoli 4 months ago 448 Views No comments

Ensure accuracy when shooting your Black Powder Revolver by following these 17 simple rules (kindly supplied by Pedersoli).

Replacement Of Internal Parts For The Colt 1849/1851/1860 Black Powder Revolvers

By John Crossley 4 months ago 201 Views No comments

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.

Brown Bess vs Charleville

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 5 months ago 332 Views No comments

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.

The New MLAGB Website Is Now Live!

By Jim Horrobin 5 months ago 146 Views No comments

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.

Muzzle Loading Cannon Buying Guide

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 5 months ago 174 Views No comments

Our range of Ardesa miniature cannon are ever popular and a great way to have a different shooting experience at the range. Miniaturised reproductions of full-size field guns of the era, these cannon are small enough to be loaded and operated by one person, and convenient enough to be a frequent range visitor.

The Gold Standard of Black Powder Revolver

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 5 months ago 156 Views No comments

The Pietta 1858 Competition is truly the most superior 1858 model available. The Pietta Competition is a true reproduction of the original Remington New Model Army, with a blued frame and silver plated trigger guard, it’s instantly recognisable.

How To Choose The Right Muzzle Loading Rifle Or Shotgun

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 5 months ago 81 Views No comments

Shooting muzzle loading black powder guns is excellent fun, and no matter what your shooting discipline, there is a black powder rifle or shotgun out there for you. With many different styles and brands available, finding the right gun needn’t be a chore, we’ve put together a few commonly asked questions to help you pick the right gun to help you get the most out of your shooting.

Best Selling Black Powder Revolvers

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 5 months ago 135 Views No comments

Uberti black powder revolvers are the cream of the crop when it comes to historical accuracy and build quality. Made in the spirit of the original, these Uberti revolvers are our most popular models and remain constant favourites both for shooting and re-enactment.

Quick Guide To Selecting The Right Black Powder Revolver

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 5 months ago 123 Views No comments

With so many black powder revolvers on offer, you might not always know exactly which is the right gun for you. Fortunately, we’ve drawn on past customer experiences to provide a handy guide to our most popular selling black powder revolvers.

9 Important Safety Rules Of Black Powder Shooting

By Pedersoli 5 months ago 85 Views No comments

If shooting with black powder these are 9 important safety rules that shooters should follow (kindly supplied by Pedersoli).

The Le Mat Revolver – Giving It Both Barrels Since 1856

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 6 months ago 124 Views No comments

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.

How To Select The Right Percussion Cap For Your Muzzle Loading Gun

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 6 months ago 106 Views No comments

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.

Powder Loads – How Do You Measure Up?

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 6 months ago 1186 Views No comments

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.

Swiss Black Powder, Premium Powder For Better Shooting

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 6 months ago 557 Views No comments

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.

Muzzle Loading - What, Why, How

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 6 months ago 411 Views No comments

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!

Which is better, Percussion or Flintlock?

By Tom Metcalf-Jackson 6 months ago 877 Views No comments

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