Home > Blackpowder Shooting
Sort By:
Page of 1
The Paper Jacket. Matthews

The Paper Jacket
Paul Matthews
The most authoritative work on paper patched bullets. The current resurgence of single-shot and black-powder rifles creates a need for up-to-date and accurate information about paper patched bullets. This book presents today's most thorough, fully illustrated source of information for those who enjoy a taste of the past.

Our Price: $25.00
Things You should know about Shooting the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle. Matthews

By Paul Matthews, author of numerous books on shooting black powder cartridge guns and reloading ammunition, this book contains a wealth of general information on shooting black powder cartridge rifles taken from his years of experience. Chapters include... Safety on the firing range, Resizing without fireforming, The spirit level: Is it a gimmick, The casting ladle: How important is it, The original design Postell bullet, The Lyman No. 457677 tapered bullet, The Creedmor bullet, How do I improve my shooting, So you're having a rifle built, A mould for casting sticks of bullet lubricant, Should you microwave bullet lubricant, A Vernier tang sight we can clean under, In retrospect. 6 X 9, softcover, photos, 119pp

Our Price: $25.00
The Muzzle Loaders Little Library. Ackerman.

A compilation of four books written in 1966 and 1967 by Major Ackeman, a shooter and practical gunsmith. In combining Introduction to Muzzleloading, Shooting the Flintlock Rifle, Shooting the Percussion Rifle, and Care and Repair of Muzzleloaders, into one convenient volume, Major Ackerman’s work has only been updated to include today’s current information. Well illustrated. An excellent reference for the old-timer as well as the beginner. Soft cover 108 pages.

Our Price: $25.00
Pig Lead & Steel Silhouettes. Matthews

Black Powder, Pig Lead and Steel Silhouettes
Paul Matthews
Once again Matthews offers his astute insight into the world of black powder cartridge rifle silhouette shooting with more tips and "recipes" for the accuracy needed to effectively compete.
From cross-sticks to mirage to making your own casting dipper and bullet lubricant, Paul imparts all the facts and figures necessary to come out a winner!

Our Price: $30.00
Cast Bullets for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle. Matthews

Cast Bullets for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle
Paul A. Matthews
Finding the right cast bullet to perform in your black powder cartridge rifle can be a pursuit of disappointment or reward. Matthews puts into perspective the tools and techniques used to make your cast bullet shooting a success.

Our Price: $30.00
How- to,s for the Black Powder Rifle Cartridge Shooter. Matthews

How-to's for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Shooter
Paul A. Matthews

Contains fine points not covered in Matthews's other black-powder books, such as lube recipes, good bore cleaners and over-powder wads. Tips on compressing powder charge, combating wind resistance, improving ignition and combustion, and case annealing.

Our Price: $30.00
More How-to.s for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Shooter. Mathews.

More How-To's for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Shooter
Paul Matthews
Paul is the authoritative figure in the world of Black powder cartridge rifle shooting. This new books expands on his previous work with more tips on compressing powder charge, improving ignition and combustion and case annealing.

Our Price: $30.00
Shooting the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle. Mathews.

Shooting the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle
Paul A. Matthews
This volume compliments Loading the Black Powder Rifle Cartridge. Specific information for shooters to gain more understanding on the operation and approach to accurate and reliable use of these rifles. (Educational Firearms Historical Reloading)

Blackpowder Reloading Components

and More Information

Our Price: $30.00
What you should know about Bullet Lubricants for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle. Matthews

What You Should Know About Bullet Lubricants for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle
Paul Matthews
What You Should Know About Bullet Lubricants for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle. This book is 96 pages and contains the following chapters: Characteristics of a Good Bullet Lubricant for the BPCR, How to Determine the Melting Point, The Choice Components, How to Render Fat into Tallow, Equipment for Making Bullet Lubricants, How to Saponify a Bullet Lubricant, My Two Best Black Powder Bullet Lubricants, Linseed Oil? Are You Kidding?, Why Weigh the Components?, Testing the Black Powder Bullet Lubricant, Does a Bullet Lubricant Really Make a Difference in Accuracy?, and The Scientifically Manufactured Bullet Lubricant
Lubrasizers and Lubes

Our Price: $30.00
Loading the Black Powder Rifle Cartridge. Mathews.

Loading the Black Powder Rifle Cartridge
Paul A. Matthews

Author Matthews brings the black powder cartridge shooter valuable information on the basics, including cartridge care, lubes and moulds, powder charges, and developing and testing loads. (Reloading Historical Educational Firearms)

more information

Our Price: $30.00
The Ultimate Guide to Blackpowder Hunting. Raychard

Although a muzzle loader is one of the simplest and most functional firearms ever devised, a myriad of questions challenge modern muzzleloader hunters and shooters, who have more types of firearms, powders, loads, and other products to choose from than our ancestors ever thought possible. In The Ultimate Guide to Blackpowder Hunting, Al Raychard answers these questions and many more, covering such topics as the anatomy of a muzzleloader, muzzleloader types and designs, ignition systems, propellants, projectiles and barrels, and loading up and sighting in for hunting. Raychard also gets into explaining field-tested tactics for hunting a variety of big-game species.

Our Price: $35.00
Forty Years of the 45-70 Matthews

Forty Years with the .45-70
Paul A. Matthews

Containing years of the author's personal experience, compiled in the interest of gaining knowledge and utilizing the cartridge's full potential. Expanded version includes six more years; Lever Marlin 1895SS Navy Arms Buffalo Rifle plus the new long range .45-70.

Our Price: $45.00
The Muzzle-Loading Rifle. Cline.

The Muzzle-Loading Rifle... Then and Now
Walter M. ClineThis extensive compilation of the muzzleloading rifle exhibits accumulative preserved data concerning the development of the "hallowed ole arms of the Southern highlands.

Our Price: $45.00
The Muzzleloading Caplock Rifle. Roberts

Explores the history, construction, & care of one of America’s finest firearms.
169 B&W photos, 35 illus; 328 pgs.

• Hundreds of photographs show muzzle-loading cap lock rifles, ammunition, cap magazines, powder flasks, bullet molds, and more
• Describes and recreates traditional shooting matches in fascinating detail

Our Price: $50.00
Lyman Black Powder Handbook & Reloading Manual.

The one manual all black powder shooters should own
Lyman has teamed up with "Mr. Muzzleloader", Sam Fadala to produce the most comprehensive black powder manual available. This manual is entirely new, from the ground up, and includes thousands of pressure tested loads using Goex and Elephant black powders, Pyrodex RS, Select and P, and Pyrodex Pellets, along with a large assortment of round balls, conicals and sabots.
Over three years went into the development of this data. Down range velocities and energies are also given for each load. Sam Fadala brings his well known expertise to this work, covering such topics as choosing your muzzleloader, building the best loads, propellants, ignition, maintenance and much more. In addition, black powder cartridges are well covered with the help of Mike Venturino. There are also hundreds of pressure tested black powder cartridge loads for such calibers as the 45-90, 45-100, 45-110 and 45-120. Cowboy action calibers such as 44-40, 45 Colt and 44 Special are also covered, as well as 10, 12 and 20 gauge shotshells.
This is one manual all black powder shooters should own.

more information

Our Price: $55.00
The Hawken Rifle. Its place in history. Hanson. Jr

Research into the production, management and marketing efforts of the original Hawken Shop. Full length photos, detailed views, and line drawings of several fine original rifles are shown. Documents, letters and tabulations of orders are reproduced to provide a fascinating insight into their operations. 31 illustrations in 104 pages. Softbound edition, 7 x 10" format.

The Table of Contents includes the following:

  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Publisher's Preface
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Chapter 2 How It Really Began
  • Chapter 3 Guns for Ashley
  • Chapter 4 Hawken Rifle Production
  • Chapter 5 Repairs and Sundries
  • Chapter 6 Who Used Hawken Rifles?
  • Chapter 7 How It Really Ended
  • Chapter 8 Observations on Gun Characteristics
  • Chapter 9 A Look at the Literature
  • Chapter 10 Other Rocky Mountain Rifles - Guns for the Mountain Men
  • Chapter 11 The Gun Trade of St. Louis
  • Chapter 12 Conclusions
  • Appendix A Jake Hawken and His Family
  • Appendix B Samuel Hawken
  • Appendix C James Lakenan
  • Appendix D William Hawken
  • List of References Cited
  • Index

Our Price: $55.00
Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook 4th Edn.

Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook -the long awaited 4th Edition is here!
This is the first new Cast Bullet Handbook from Lyman in 30 years. Includes data for all Lyman Moulds, plus additional data for select RCBS, Redding and Lee Moulds.
Written by well-known cast bullet authority, Mike Venturino, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive cast bullet data available.

more information

Our Price: $65.00
Powder Horns: Fabrication & Decoration. Stevens

Learn to create beautiful, functional powder horns. 275 colour photos illustrate working, shaping, decorating, and finishing techniques. Historic and modern tools and equipment are introduced for inlays, engrailing, and scrimshaw. Leather strap weaving and braiding methods are also provided for carrying the finished horn in an authentic manner. For inspiration, a photo gallery shows finished powder horns and a contact list includes the artists featured. There is no better resource for the craftsman seeking to make an authentic, functional powder horn.

Our Price: $65.00
Shooting the British Double Rifle. Wright

A Modern Guide for Load Development and Use - 3rd Edition
By Graeme Wright
Hardbound with dust jacket - 288 pages
This third edition contains a special Forward written by Craig Boddington who says, "Shooting The British Double Rifle stands as the finest, most complete and most comprehensive reference on the subject".
Graeme Wright tells us, "This book will appeal to a variety of firearms enthusiasts. Firstly, of course, are those who own or use double rifles. However, shooters with just an interest in double rifles (ammunition, ballistics and how they work) will also find this book invaluable."
The book contains fourteen Chapters and six Appendixes chock full of useful information. A must have for the British double or single shot rifle shooter.
List of Chapters:
Full Nitro Loads
Nitro for Black Loads
Black Powder Loads
Shooting the Double Rifle
Problem Solving and General Tips
Pressure Test Information
Damage to Double Rifles
Paradox Ball and Shot

more information

Our Price: $75.00
Loading and Shooting Paper Patched Bullets. Wright.

A beginners guide to loading and shooting paper patched bullets for early black powder cartridge rifles.

Chapters include:

  • Why Paper Patched Bullets
  • What are Paper Patched Bullets
  • First Steps
  • Accuracy Expectations
  • Get Real!
  • The Roaring .40's
  • Give it a Try
  • Paper Patch Bullet Loading in a Nutshell
  • Size Matters
  • Paper?
  • Allrighty Then Let's Cut Patches
  • Patching Bullets
  • Charged Up
  • Primers
  • Slow Trickle
  • Really Accurate Powder Charges
  • Compression
  • Bullet Lube
  • Top Wad
  • Seat Bullet
  • Fouling Shot
  • Wind
  • Break-In
  • Time to Get Serious
  • Don't Chase Your Tail
  • Pudding
  • Advanced Paper Patching Sudies
    • Is Cutting Patches a Drag?
    • More Powder Compression
    • No Lube Wad
    • Slicks
    • Bullet Swaging
    • The Dreaded Paper Ring
    • Forensics
    • more information

Our Price: $75.00
The 50 - 70 Shooters Handbook. Barker

Born at the crack of dawn of the centerfire cartridge era, the venerable 50-70 is still very much with us today. Over one hundred years after its adoption by the U.S. Army, it is the oldest American centerfire cartridge for which rifles are still chambered as standard. Soft cover, 6 x 9", 124 pages.

Table of Contents includes the following:
Chapter 1 History
Chapter 2 The Rifles
Chapter 3 Twist
Chapter 4 Reloading Equipment
Chapter 5 .50 Caliber Bullets
Chapter 6 Reloading Procedure
Chapter 7 The Loads
Chapter 8 Tuning the Rifle
Chapter 9 Shooting the .50-70
Chapter 10 At the Match
Chapter 11 Hunting with the .50-70
Chapter 12 The Custom Rifle

Our Price: $75.00
The Gunsmith of Grenville County. Rev Edn. Alexander.

The Gunsmith of Grenville County

Best known for his many magazine articles on gunsmithing topics, Peter Alexander has just released this new gun maker's manual, on Building the American Longrifle.

Written for both the novice, and the master gun builder, the author explains the basics of each task, and then he delves into the minutia of the interesting variations. This 402 page volume gives him the freedom to express his views, share his discoveries, and expand our understanding far beyond simple basics. Only hands-on work at the bench will get you closer to longrifle building, than this new instruction manual.

Our Price: $110.00
Black Powder Long Arms & Pistols: Reproductions and Replicas. Alder.

Black Powder Long Arms & Pistols - Reproductions & Replicas by Dennis Adler is the only publication covering the wide variety of reproduction black powder long arms and pistols manufactured since 1959. The sister publication to the award-winning Black Powder Revolvers - Reproductions & Replicas released in 2008, this lavishly illustrated deluxe book with hundreds of stunning color images is sure to be enjoyed and appreciated by black powder enthusiasts worldwide. Written and photographed by award-winning author and photographer Dennis Adler, this new title showcases the most recently manufactured makes and models. Black Powder Long Arms & Pistols - Reproductions & Replicas is a must-have book for anyone who collects or shoots black powder replicas.

Our Price: $125.00
Browning Model 1885 Black Powder Cartridge Rifle. McLerran

The Browning 1885 High Wall BPCR models are the focus of the 1st
section, but

due to the relatively minor differences in the design, much of the material in the
appendices is applicable to the full line of Model 1885 Rifles manufactured by
Miroku for both Browning and Winchester. In fact, if you ever decide to
disassemble your Miroku manufactured Browning or Winchester Model 1885
rifle, Appendix 1 alone may be worth the price of the book. The term "Miroku
manufactured" is used here to distinguish modern Browning and Winchester
Model 1885 rifles from 19th century and early 20th century "original" Winchester

Containing 418 pages, this edition includes significantly more information than
the 2nd Edition (272 pages). A few overlooked typos and errors were corrected
and new comments included, helping to clarify some of the existing material.
Several new sections and chapters were added and the original Appendix
reorganized into four appendices. Although the book title does not mention
Winchester, additional information on Winchester BPCRs is included as is a
discussion on barrel break-in and 145 pages of shooting, reloading information
and related subjects, including 20 pages of load specifications.

Our Price: $135.00