This issue features Accuracy Test Part IX, Three Historically Important Black Powder Rifles, The Rise and Fall of Recreation Magazine, Stevens Target Rifles 1875-1915 – Volumes I and II, What’s Inside an Old 44-90, James Graham – Hunting Wolves in Texas, SPG Tropical Lube and BACO Bore Wipes iin the 40-65 Black Powder Cartridge Rifle, RCBS’s Partner Press, The Nifty 38-50, Match Results, and Rifle Clubs.
The importance of local shooting clubs is immeasurable. Local clubs are the foundation on which o... ...Read More >
Effective immediately, Hodgdon Powder Company, Inc. has made the decision to cease manufacturing ... ...Read More >
One of the commonly asked questions from new black powder shooters is: “How do I determine the am... ...Read More >
t was reported by several news agencies, most notably The Times of Israel that in the wake of the terrorist attack by Hamas, National Security Minister Ben Gvir said that his ministry will buy 10,000 rifles for civilian security teams. Along with this, the governmental red tape that has discouraged many Israelis from owning a personal protection firearm will be simplified, at least in the short term. This is all in an effort to provide a means of personal defense during the violence that is expected to continue in Israel. Many kibbutzim were attacked by the terrorists and those that were unarmed predictably suffered terrible depredations. ...Read More >
Unfortunately, we don’t have much information on Dick Brown, other than he was a trapper who operated near Knowlton, Montana circa 1904, when this photograph was taken by Evelyn Cameron. On the other hand, Evelyn Cameron is quite well-known and lived a fascinating life in the vicinity of Terry, Montana. One of six children, Evelyn Jephson Flower was born on August 26, 1868, and grew up in sophisticated society. In 1889, she married Ewen Cameron and they took a honeymoon trip to Montana where they obtained a guide and explored the eastern badlands. They returned to Montana to establish a ranch and raise polo ponies in 1891. ...Read More >
Most of the readers of this magazine are familiar with the Maynard target rifles of the late 1800s that were used by a number of renowned shooting champions; however, some might not be familiar with the early percussion carbines that helped make Dr. Edward Maynard famous. Of course, he was also known for his rolled tape priming system, which was incorporated into many military gun locks before the Civil War, most notably the Model 1855 series of firearms. In this article, we will shoot an original Maynard military carbine using historic loading techniques to answer the question, “How accurate were they, really?” In addition, we will explore the reasons why the Maynard was one of the very few successful carbine designs to survive after the Civil War, while over a dozen other brands slipped into obscurity. Finally, we will see that the Maynard carbine ammo is easy to make, requiring no special skills or equipment. You can reload a batch in an hour or less, or you can do it right at the range. ...Read More >
Jim Foral’s article on John Bodine and the early International Rifle Matches was both interesting and informative (BPCN Summer 2021, Issue 114). Our very good friend and enabler of 45 years, gun dealer and collector Ron Peterson of Albuquerque, New Mexico, owns three of the long-range target rifles used in some of those matches and agreed to share them in this issue. Here is a look at Irish Team Captain Arthur B. Leech’s Rigby muzzleloader, American team member Major Henry Fulton’s Remington, and American Team Member George Wooster Yale’s Sharps. ...Read More >