This short video is leading us back to the early days of European flintlock rifle hunting. The story of a short rifle or "Stutz" made in Bayern or Austria sometime in the 1740s. These rifles were designed with the mounted hunter in mind. Large calibre rifled bore with an elegant waterproof flintlock. What else do you need for a great day at the shooting range?
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Shooting an original 18th century flintlock short rifle158 Views
"Hogzilla Killa" - all about our Lever Action Rifle106 Views
Check this new film about our 1886/71 lever action rifle published by The Adventure Cowboy YouTube channel. Thaks for sharing this review!
Muskets and light infantry fire113 Views
Capandball has just recently published a video series about two iconic muskets of the Napoleonic wars: the 1777 French and the 1798 Austrian musket. The 3 part series introduces their development, history and basic differences and similarities. The 3rd part is about the accuracy of the original service charges. He is using one of our repros in this part to do the heavy load testing.
Tirailleurs, muskets, Napoleonic wars - a new Capandball film series162 Views
I am pretty sure that we all love flintlock muskets. Not because they are the most accurate weapons, but because they are just extreme fun to shoot. The Capandball YouTube cahnnel just started a series about the muskets of the Napoleonic wars, concentrating on the French 1777 and the Austrian 1798 muskets. And I am pretty sure that our muskets will have a part in this project... So if you are interested in Napoleonic times musketry and firearms history, you'll enjoy this series.
Smokeless powder in a muzzleloader? Iraqveteran8888 does the test so you don't have to!166 Views
Now this is really interesting stuff. YouTube hero Iraqveteran8888 pushes the blackpowder rifle to its limits to show you how important it is to keep the safety regulations. Remember: never ever load any smokeless or unidentified powder in your muzzleloading gun!
Extreme accuarcy: Pedersoli Missouri River Hawken meets saboted bullets119 Views
Another excellent article by Toby Bridges: "In a roundabout manner, NORTH AMERICAN MUZZLELOADER HUNTING played a bit of a role in the introduction of the 1-in-24 twist .50 caliber Missouri River Hawken rifle. At the 2005 and 2006 SHOT Shows, I had made it a point to pay the Davide Pedersoli & Co. display a visit...to kind of keep up on what the company had new, and to visit with my old friend Pierangelo Pedersoli - who now runs that gunmaking operation. A few years earlier, working with...
A Study Of Muzzleloading KE by Toby Bridges118 Views
Another excellent hunting related article posted by Toby Bridges on http://www.namlhunt.com: "The limited range of traditionally styled reproduction muzzle-loaded rifles of the 1960's and 1970's can be attributed to the old-style projectiles of the period. When it comes to retaining game-taking energy at any real distance, the patched soft lead round ball is the least effective hunting projectile. Now, this isn't meant to rekindle arguments with die-hard patched round ball shooters...it's...
Buck and ball vs Minié ball vs single ball cartridges of the American Civil War115 Views
Another interesting experiment from the Capandball guys. This time they compare the accuracy of the single ball and buck and ball cartridges fired from a smooth bore musket versus the accuracy of the Springfield rifle musket loaded with a Minié ball cartridge. Just fun to watch! Capandball is replacing an original Harper's Ferry musket with a Pedersoli 1798 Austrian, so we also have our share from the show. :)
Muzzle loading wild boar hunting in Italy131 Views
The story of a beautiful day of blackpowder hunting in Braggia, Italy, featuring some well know faces of the blackpowder hunting World.
The story of the Whitworth rifle97 Views
It is without question that the most feared rifle of the American Civil War was the British- made Whitworth rifle imported by the Confederacy and delivered by fearless blockade runners thru the blockade of the U.S. Navy. But what made this rifle so special? Why was it necessary sometimes to deploy entire artillery batteries to silence one single Whitworth sharpshooter? The history of this beautiful rifle began in 1854 when Lord Harding, Commander in Chief of the British Army asked Sir Joseph...
Pedersoli Charles Moore: Gold medal at the MLAIC Pacific Zone Championships138 Views
Dear All, Here is a short report form an excellent shooter from Argentina: Mr. Andres Gelfo. Andres score a beautiful 98 in Kuchenreuter pistol event with one our Charles Moore percussion pistols. Here is his report wit many useful info: Well done Andres! Congratulations for the excellent results! "For the last years I have been a shooter of standard , sport pistol and centre fire pistol. In each of these disciplines I have been national champion in my country Argentina. I also been...
46 medals won with Pedersoli guns at the European Championships0 Views
A week has passed since the muzzle loading guns went silent in Barcelos, Portugal closing the MLAIC European Championships of this year. 230 shooters gathered from all around Europe to celebrate historical shooting. We were there also of course, and it was so good to see all the enthusiasm the black powder shooters share. Muzzle loading is our language of communication and we are all happy and lucky we can speak it. The exceptional performance of the shooters amazes us each time we see them...