NMLRA/NRA Muzzleloading

**ATTENTION** Due to lack of participation, this class has been cancelled.  Please contact the NMLRA Office 812-667-5131 with questions. NMLRA/NRA Muzzleloading Instructor Class given by Klint Macro June 6, 7, 8, 2018 at the NMLRA Headquarters in Friendship IN. Cost for NMLRA Members – $250. Cost for non-members $295. Maximum of 10...

Learn more

The Ashley Hawken Part I

Fur traders on keelboat coming down the Missouri River (Courtesy of Steamboat Times). by Bob Woodfill The Ashley Hawken is J.& S. Hawken Serial #1–Or the first Hawken rifle built by both Jacob and Samuel Hawken in St. Louis, Missouri. The Ashley Hawken was built specifically for General William Henry Ashley, by Jacob and Samuel

Learn more

Purdey’s Perspectives on Percussion Guns

by Fred Stutzenberger Purdey is a name revered in gunning circles. James Purdey & Sons (currently a subsidiary of Cie. Financiere Richemont SA) produces some of the most prestigious (and costly) firearms in the world. The James Purdey (Fig.1), founder of the company, was born in London in 1784. Of eight children, only he and

Learn more

The Gunsmith John Rupp

By John Kolar The phrase “One picture is worth a thousand words” is credited to Fred Barnard in the trade journal Printers Ink December, 1921. Barnard was promoting advertisements that appeared on the sides of street cars. That is probably the best way to describe the Leigh Valley flintlock rifle in the attached photographs. This

Learn more

A Young Lad’s First Friendship, Pt. II

By John Curry What in the world kind of a place have I just walked into? Holy moly! I can’t believe my eyes. Non-stop muzzle loading rifles and everything that goes along with them – from sea to dagone shining sea! Bona fide, real-for-real, black powder experts everywhere I look. Lordy lord Toto, I don’t

Learn more

Bevel Brothers: Offhand Rifle Shooting

Bevel Up This month we’ll look at rifle shooting on the Offhand Line. First we’ll talk about the matches because that’s more or less the easy part. The NMLRA offers offhand matches for rifles and smoothbores, flint or percussion, open or peep sights, re-entry and record, and even a couple of International style bullseye matches.

Learn more

The Question of In-Lines

MUZZLELOADING AFIELD/Al Raychard-Maine We’re taking break from our normal hunting-related topic this month and addressing an issue that seems to have spawned some controversy within the NMLRA. A great deal has been said about in-lines in these pages recently, and as a supporter of the NMLRA, contributor to this magazine for nearly three...

Learn more

MOSCOW HIDE & FUR

SELLING:  Furs, buckskins, rawhides, antlers, sinew, claws, teeth, beads, feathers, etc.  Over 10,000 items. Complete internet catalog www.hideandfur.com. Questions or Comments? E-mail: CustomerService@hideandfur.com Phone: 208-882-0601 | fax: 208-882-5715 PO Box 8918, Moscow, Idaho 83843 Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am – 6 pm, Pacific Time Closed on...

Learn more
Join Today