Muzzle Loading

  1. Muzzle Loading Cannon Buying Guide

    Muzzle Loading Cannon Buying Guide

    Our Muzzle Loading Cannon are manufactured by Ardesa in Spain, long known for their skill and craftsmanship in producing muzzle loading guns.
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  2. Handloading Black Powder Cartridges

    Handloading Black Powder Cartridges

    Loading black powder cartridges is easier than you might think, read on to find out how. Gone are the days when you could easily buy black powder paper cartridges, and it’s a shame as black powder shotguns are cheap and excellent fun to shoot. Fortunately, handloading black powder shotgun cartridges is straightforward and easy, and doesn’t require a great deal...
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  3. Parker Hale Black Powder Replicas: Tips On Care, Loading & Cleaning

    Parker Hale Black Powder Replicas: Tips On Care, Loading & Cleaning

    Parker-Hale rifles, whether .577 Military models or .451 Volunteer and Whitworth, have consistently won World Championships, European, National Regional and CIub Championships and set world record scores. They have the potential to win any competition if they are used correctly. The following tips come from top international shooters who have many years of experience. They and Parker-Hale rifles have made a...
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  4. How To Load Your Muzzle Loading Gun

    How To Load Your Muzzle Loading Gun

    Muzzle loading may seem arcane and complicated to shooters familiar with breech loading the guns and the simplicity of just loading a cartridge, but there isn’t really that much to it. When you load a muzzle loading gun, you’re creating the cartridge inside the gun, rather than inserting a pre-made one as with breech loaders. Powder, shot and ignition must...
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  5. .36 or .44 Muzzle Loading Revolvers, Things To Consider

    .36 or .44 Muzzle Loading Revolvers, Things To Consider

    There's so many different models of black powder muzzle loading revolver to pick from, you're already spoiled for choice without even considering which calibre to choose. Possibly one of the most frequently asked questions relating to black powder revolvers is whether .36 or .44 calibre is better, so here we'll try to dispel some of the misconceptions or untruths surrounding them. Does .36 or .44 calibre...
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  6. Muzzle Loading Cleaners and Lubricants Explained

    Muzzle Loading Cleaners and Lubricants Explained

    How to pick the right muzzle loading cleaner and lubricant We sell a lot of different lubricants and cleaners, but what do they all do? With lubricants and cleaners, one size does not fit all, and each product has it’s own purpose. Some are more versatile than others, but all are necessary in one way or another to good shooting...
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  7. Matchless Matchlock Muzzle Loading Merriment

    Matchless Matchlock Muzzle Loading Merriment

    Anyone who knows me will tell you I'm rather biased when it comes to matchlock guns. I can see how technology has progressed and made matchlocks obsolete, but that doesn't mean they're useless, and I can't for the life of me figure out why they're not more popular. Matchlock muskets are as accurate as flintlock or percussion, and can have...
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  8. The Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army Percussion Revolver

    The Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army Percussion Revolver

    We all know that you pretty much can't have pistols that take modern cartridges in the UK. Yes, it's annoying, no, I'm not going to write a massive discourse complaining about it. Whilst it would be nice to be able to own proper Colt breech loading pistols, we can't, so our friends at Pietta and Uberti have been ingenious and...
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  9. Which Nipple Key Do I Need For My Percussion Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol or Revolver?

    Which Nipple Key Do I Need For My Percussion Rifle, Shotgun, Pistol or Revolver?

    Picking the right nipple key for your gun can be troublesome, read on to make sure you get the right one.
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  10. Upgrading The Sights On Your Pedersoli Rifle

    Upgrading The Sights On Your Pedersoli Rifle

    How did the old-time shooters hit their target without the use of advanced optics? For shooters in the past, armed with muzzle loading rifles or single shot breech loaders, marksmanship was key.
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  11. How To Get A Black Powder Certificate

    How To Get A Black Powder Certificate

    How difficult is is to get a certificate to buy black powder? Read our guide on how the black powder certificate application process works, its cost and timescales.
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  12. Choosing Between The Colt 1860 Army & 1858 Remington New Model Army Black Powder Revolver

    Choosing Between The Colt 1860 Army & 1858 Remington New Model Army Black Powder Revolver

    Choosing Between The Colt 1860 Army & 1858 Remington New Model Army Black Powder Revolver
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