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Who Was Albert F. Mitchell?

When somebody hears the words “Sharps rifle,” the first things that probably come to mind are the great buffalo hunts, the “Wild and Wooly West” and tales of long-range shots, Indian attacks, and hunters freezing in blizzards.

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Winter 2020

The Wyoming Schuetzen Union's “Center Shot”

The Leech Cup – Lost . . . and Found

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Winter 2020

Flat Top Follow Up

PRODUCT REVIEWS

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Winter 2020

BULLET HARDNESS for BLACK POWDER CARTRIDGE RIFLES

HISTORICAL INFORMATION ABOUT BLACK POWDER CARTRIDGE RIFLES

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Winter 2020

BLACK POWDER SHOTSHELLS

Easier Than You Might Think

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Winter 2020

2020 SMITHMOOR CUP

The annual championship Smithmoor Cup BPCR Silhouette match was held July 16-17, 2020.

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Winter 2020

Winchester 1885

Special Target or Special Sporting Rifle

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Fall 2020

New Model Sight Drifter

Product Reviews

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Fall 2020

The Wyoming Schuetzen Union's “Center Shot”

The Old Veteran

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Fall 2020

Reaming a REVOLVER

I am sure you probably know guys that can’t just leave something well enough alone; they have to “improve” whatever they are interested in, to the point that the project is basically ruined.

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Fall 2020

The Eprouvette

We are all aware of the modern technology to quantify gunpowder performance such as chronographs and pressure transducers, but have you ever thought about how black powder performance and quality control were measured before our current technology was available?

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Fall 2020

LEARNING to LOAD

.45- 1 10 Sharps the Old Way

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Fall 2020

Bompie's High Wall

Throughout my career, I have worried over all of the guns that I have built and restored, but this particular rifle caused exceptional stress. The work was for my maternal grandfather, a stoic man who grew up riding his horse off into the wilderness to hunt for days at a time. Some people hunt as a pastime, he is a hunter. He is the man who first taught me to stalk game out in the crisp fall woods with a single shot .22, learning how to still-hunt in the Pennsylvania forests.

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Summer 2020

Death of the Apache Kid

As Told by Frank Collinson

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Summer 2020

Deer on the Patio

Adaptable Whitetails

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Summer 2020

Product Review

I*XL Bowie Knife from Sheffield - Mike Nesbitt

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Summer 2020

Ideal Shotshell Reloading Tools

The Barlow Years

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Summer 2020

The Wyoming Schuetzen Union's “Center Shot”

Winchester Barrels

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Summer 2020

The Ideal Match

In February 1903, the National Board of the Promotion of Rifle Practice directed that the first National Trophy Match would be fired at Sea Girt, New Jersey, in September of that year. A paltry 15 teams were mustered to compete.

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Summer 2020

The Wyoming Schuetzen Union's “Center Shot”

Harwood’s Hornet

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Spring 2020

RIFLES & SHOTGUNS from the UNITED KINGDOM

Some Questions and Answers

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Spring 2020

The Concept of a BALANCED LOAD

This article is solely about the benefits of developing a load for shooting Long Range Black Powder Target Rifle Competition under National Rifle Association (NRA) rules at 800, 900 and 1,000 yards on a paper target with a 10-inch X-ring.

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Spring 2020

Confessions of a BUFFALO BUTCHER

In 1885, J.A. Allen wrote to the editor of Forest and Stream magazine asking for the readers to contribute any information they had available to help record the demise of the once-great buffalo herds. In this article we print his request, the request of the editor of Forest and Stream to the readers, and one reader’s reply, which I found most interesting.

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Spring 2020

Accuracy Test Part III

Sharps Model 1853 “Slant-Breech” Carbine

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Spring 2020

A GLIMPSE INTO THE HISTORY

Future of the Oldest Shooting Sport

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Spring 2020

A .58 REMINGTON REVISITED

By the end of The War Between the States (Civil War), the U. S. military, as well as European armies realized that muzzleloading rifle-muskets were obsolete.

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Spring 2020

Pedersoli's 1886 Sporting Classic

Pedersoli recently introduced another version of the old Winchester Model 1886, which they are calling the Model 1886 Sporting Classic.

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Winter 2019

Keeping Up With The .44-70

A great rifle from C. Sharps Arms became mine in a rather quick way, even though it sat on the “ready rack” for about eight months before I had them put my name on it.

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Winter 2019

The Wyoming Schuetzen Union's “Center Shot”

D .L .F .Chase – The Man Behind the Patch

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Winter 2019

Thoughts On Set Triggers

Most of us in the single-shot world have rifles that utilize set triggers. However, I feel there are many misconceptions concerning set triggers even among those riflemen who have used them most of their life. Used in the correct fashion, set triggers can definitely help your shooting. Used incorrectly, they can promote bad habits and really create life-long mental shooting problems.

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Winter 2019

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