Pig Lead & Steel Silhouettes. Matthews
Black Powder, Pig Lead and Steel Silhouettes
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!
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
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
Sharps Rifle. The Gun that Shaped the American Destiny
Sharps Rifle: The Gun That Shaped American Destiny is the story of Sharps firearms from the beginning. Not only are the priceless old illustrated Sharps catalogues reproduced but also a wealth of reliable material about Sharps cartridges and Sharps patents. As you enjoy little known American history, you will better understand the role of the Sharps.
The Destroying Angel: The Rifle-Musket as the First Modern Infantry Weapon. Gibbons
On the battlefields of the Crimean War, William Howard Russell described the new weapon in the hands of British troops -- the rifle-musket -- as "the Destroying Angel" that swept away their Russian foes. In a response to the popular belief among current historians that the rifle-musket's impact on military history was very limited, Brett Gibbons argues that the rifle-musket was in fact the first modern infantry weapon. Drawing upon a wealth of previously unidentified primary sources, Gibbons examines the rifle-musket and it's role in not just the American Civil War, but also the Crimean War, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the 1859 Italian War of Unification, the Schleswig War of 1864 and the Austro-Prussian War in 1866. He compellingly demonstrates that the rifle-musket forever changed the way battles are fought, and just as importantly, revolutionized the way soldiers are trained. Gibbons considers a number of historical battles, from well-known actions like the "Thin Red Line" at the Battle of Balaclava to obscure yet ferocious actions during the 1857 Indian Rebellion, to illustrate the varying impact of the rifle-musket in both trained and untrained hands. Drawing upon his broad domain knowledge as an expert on 19th century arms and a U.S. Army Ordnance officer, Gibbons compellingly demonstrates that the rifle-musket deserves a better reputation than it currently has from military historians. With a foreword written by Lieutenant General (ret.) Phil Jones CB CBE DL.
Like Fire and Powder: Black Powder for the Modern Shooter, Gibbons
In this short book written specifically for modern-day muzzleloader and breech-loader black powder shooters, Brett Gibbons discusses the important qualities and properties of black powder that you need to know, to broaden your understanding of this ancient propellant and appreciate the history of the oldest energetic material known to mankind. Blending personal experience with a technological history, "Like Powder and Fire" covers the historic manufacture of black powder as it was carried out at the Royal Gunpowder Mill at Waltham Abbey, UK. All aspects of black powder are covered in an accessible and readable style, weaving the science of internal ballistics with a meaningful history of the process and properties of the oldest propellant.
Forty Years with 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.
The Paper Jacket. Matthews
The Paper Jacket
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.
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.
More How-to.s for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Shooter. Matthews.
More How-To's for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Shooter
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.
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
The English Cartridge: Pattern 1853 Rifle-Musket Ammunition. Gibbons
The Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket is one of the iconic weapons of the mid-19th century, used extensively in the American Civil War, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, and other conflicts. While the history of the Enfield rifle is well known, it was the ammunition developed for this rifle that was truly revolutionary. Brett Gibbons traces the history of the muzzleloading cartridge used in the Enfield rifle from the early development of the Minié bullet in France, to the dramatic yet ultimately unsuccessful attempt by the Confederate States to adopt the Enfield cartridge for the Southern armies in the American Civil War. The role of the Enfield "greased cartridge" in the outbreak of the Indian Rebellion of 1857-1858 is carefully handled. Crossing several oceans and continents, from the sweltering heat of Central India in the summer of 1857 to the trenches of Petersburg in 1864, Brett Gibbons ties together the fascinating history of Enfield rifle-musket ammunition. Each development of the Enfield cartridge from 1853 to 1864 is covered, with over 60 helpful illustrations.
How- to's for the Black Powder Rifle Cartridge Shooter. Matthews
How-to's for the Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Shooter 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.
Paul A. Matthews
Loading the Black Powder Rifle Cartridge. Matthews.
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)
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
The Art of Flint Knapping. Waldorf.
The author describes and illustrates the simple techniques required to fashion simple or fancy stone arrow points and tools. A section on gun flints is included. The tools required are very simple and easily made, and results are fascinating. You can be making fine arrow points after only a few hours of practice.
The Table of Contents includes the following:
1. Some Preliminary Questions
2. Flint, Flint Sources and Heat Treating
3. Tools of the Trade
4. Theory and Terminology
5. Reduction Strategies
7. Troubleshooting and Advanced Theory
8. Flake and Blade Cores
9. Some North American Bifaces
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.
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
- 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
Flint Knapping. Turner.
Flint knapping was one of the primary survival skills of our prehistoric ancestors. This highly original guide will enable the reader, with practice, to manufacture their own Stone Age tool kit. The expert author guides the reader on a journey of discovery, passing on ancient knowledge of how flint tools from the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Bronze age were made and used.
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.
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.
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.
The Pennsylvania Kentucky Rifle. Kauffman.
A detailed and fascinating illustrated reference on the origins, evolution, makers, models, design, and decoration of the Famous Pennsylvania and Kentucky Percussion and Flintlock Rifles. With notable gunsmiths, notable examples, histories, biographies, parts, operation, and more. Illustrated with photos and drawings in b&w .Mylar Covered
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.
French Military Small Arms. Vol 1 Flintlock Longarms. Bianchi
The most extensive guide to French flintlock military long arms ever to appear in English. Concentrates on identification and service use, covering everything from Infantry Muskets, Rampart Guns, Dragoon Muskets, Cavalry Musketoons, Constabulary Musketoons, Naval Muskets, Hussar Musketoons, Foot and Mounted Grenadier Muskets, Arms of the Mamelouks, Lancers' Musketoons, Royal Muskets, Muskets of the Bodyguards and much more. This is the first of two volumes.
The 45/70 Trapdoor Springfield-Dixie Collection. Kirkland.
Secondhand. Hardcover. The hardcover book, approx 500 copies, was only available with the gun when acquired from Dixie Gun Works collection. There was approx 500 guns in the collection. This book was with gun serial #466007 and is signed by the author, Turner E Kirkland.
Has writing inside rear cover.
Loading and Shooting Paper Patched Bullets. Wright.
A beginners guide to loading and shooting paper patched bullets for early black powder cartridge rifles.
- 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
- Allrighty Then Let's Cut Patches
- Patching Bullets
- Charged Up
- Slow Trickle
- Really Accurate Powder Charges
- Bullet Lube
- Top Wad
- Seat Bullet
- Fouling Shot
- Time to Get Serious
- Don't Chase Your Tail
- Advanced Paper Patching Sudies
- Is Cutting Patches a Drag?
- More Powder Compression
- No Lube Wad
- Bullet Swaging
- The Dreaded Paper Ring
- more information
Loading and Shooting Traditional Schuetzen Rifles. A beginners guide. Wright
A beginners guide to loading and shooting traditional Schuetzen rifles.
What are Traditional Schuetzen Rifles
The Schuetzen Game Today
Bench Rest Shooting
I'm Not Stringing You Along
Single Shot Actions
Selecting a Rifle Action
Stevens 44 1/2
1878 Sharps Borchardt
Winchester Low Wall
Remington Rolling Block
Paper back, spiral bound,