INDEX. Firearms history. Long range rifle fire and target rifles. British Military Longarms. Ammunition. Accessories. Gunmakers.


INDEX. Musketry Instruction and target shooting; historical study and shooting today. 19th Century competition at Wimbledon, Creedmoor and Dollymount. Riflemen,

British Commonwealth Bayonets and Fighting Knives

‘British Commonwealth Bayonets and Fighting Knives’ by Ian Skennerton & Brian Labudda. Completely revised with new updates from prominent collectors in England, Australia, Canada, South Africa & New Zealand.


INDEX. Bulletin is the Research Press newsletter. The bulletin board posts share notices, news, information, history and events.

MLAGB at Bisley, April 2024

Shooting with the Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain at Bisley, 6/7 April 2024. Muzzle loading rifle at 300 and 500 yards; Enfield rifle and match rifle.

Cased Whitworth Rifle (B101)

You are here: Home > Research > Hex Bore > Hex Bore blog The cased Whitworth military target rifle B101 recently re-surfaced. This rifle was recorded by the Whitworth Research Project in […]

2024 Dick Hoff Memorial Match

The 2024 Dick Hoff Memorial Target Rifle Mid-Range Match will be held on 11 May 2024, at Miami Rifle and Pistol Club, Cincinnati, OH.

Sharps Firearms, Volume 4

Volume #4 of our Sharps Firearms series is ready to go to our printer and we are pleased to be able to again offer a pre-publication discount. The history and specifications of each model are accompanied by Ron Paxton’s superb photography. Volume #4 meets or exceeds the quality of the previous three volumes.

British Musketry Manuals, 1859-1920

The 1st February 1859 saw the beginning of the new series of smaller format Musketry Instructions now more grandly entitled “Regulations For Conducting The Musketry Instruction Of The Army.” Popular at the time are the Official Pocket Editions of some of these manuals. Bound in red leather and secured by a hinged brass clasp they are attractively embossed with the full Royal Arms and the title.

To The Riflemen Of America

On 11 March 1874 a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Amateur Rifle Club was held to consider the programme of the proposed match with Irish riflemen. The Committee accepted the programme with a single exception. It was intended to organise an American team of picked riflemen, and the Secretary of the Club, Frederick P. Fairbanks, issued a circular to all native-born Americans.

De Witt Bailey (1938-2024)

De Witt Bailey passed away on 9 March 2024. Those who knew him or his work will be aware of the huge legacy of study he has left us. I shall miss him greatly.