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Research Press Digest

Research Press Digest features newly written articles and reprints of scarce 19th and early 20th century texts relating to firearms, long range target shooting and military history. Footnotes, and illustrations from the editor’s collection, supplement the original articles and provide historical context. The reprints have been freshly typeset.

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Contents Index

A combined contents list covering all editions of Research Press Digest is available for download (PDF).
Articles are grouped under broad subject headings, with author, date first published, edition of the Digest and pages number(s).

Research Press Digest 2024 by David Minshall (Editor)
(Research Press, ISBN 979-8866626137)

Marking the 150th anniversary (1874 – 2024) of the momentous first rifle match between Ireland and the United States of America, and following the story over the succeeding 40 years. This is an historical record of the formative years of international long range target rifle shooting. 

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Research Press Digest 2024

Research Press Digest 2023 by David Minshall (Editor)
(Research Press, ISBN 979-8356799853)

British small arms manufacture, including Woolwich Arsenal and its manufacturing establishments, plus the Lee-Metford rifle at Sparkbrook. Also .303 inch Mark IV problems. NRA(UK) annual rifle meeting on Wimbledon Common. The Volunteer rifle and training. Rifle-shooting as a national sport (1899).

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Research Press Digest 2023

Research Press Digest 2022 by David Minshall (Editor)
(Research Press, ISBN 979-8753789723)

Course of instruction at Hythe School of Musketry, 1860. A paper on Rifle Trajectories and Rifles. ‘Wimbledon and the Volunteers’ – life at NRA(UK) annual rifle meeting. A 1903 comparison of the Lee-Enfield and foreign rifles, plus the Magazine Rifle Mark 1 (Lee-Metford). ‘Field Practices on Classification Ranges’ of 1914.

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Research Press Digest 2022

Research Press Digest 2021 by David Minshall (Editor)
(Research Press, ISBN 979-8555239556)

Rise and demise of the match rifle. Introduction to the Whitworth rifle. History of the Rifle Musket, Pattern 1853. ‘The Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield’ at the time that the Martini-Henry rifle was in the hands of British soldiers. ‘The Small Arms of European Armies’ (1889). Early history of the School of Musketry. The British Volunteer System.

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Research Press Digest 2021


The Story of Creedmoor: The Irish ~ American Rifle Match of 1874 by David Minshall
(Research Press, ISBN 979-8647289049)

In 1873 riflemen of Ireland challenged the riflemen of America to a long range rifle championship. The challenge was taken up by the Amateur Rifle Club of New York, and the match took place in September 1874 at Creedmoor. The Irish Team used their Rigby muzzle loading match rifles, while the American Team used Remington Rolling Block and Sharps match rifles.

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The Story of Creedmoor, 1874

Research Press Journal

Journal is Research Press occasional magazine that features firearms, long range target shooting and military history. Newly written articles and contemporary reprints. It is also being gradually used to provide an archive of the web site content in a printable and often expanded form.

Research Press Library

Research Press has a library of free to download documents (PDF files). Please respect the copyright of the respective authors.