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Rifled muskets



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This category is for rifles pre-dating the Mauser Gewehr 1898, considered to be the a watershed point in rifle development.


Rifled muskets



1792 contract rifle

Albini-Braendlin rifle

Baker rifle

Berdan rifle

Berthier carbine

Boyer rifle

Brunswick rifle


Dreyse needle gun

Eidgenössischer Stutzer 1851

Farquharson rifle

Ferguson rifle

Frank Wesson Rifles

Fusil Gras mle 1874

Gewehr 1888

Hanyang 88

Harpers Ferry Model 1803

Hawken rifle

Henry rifle

Infanteriegewehr 1863

Infanteriegewehr Modell 1842

Jarmann M1884

Joslyn rifle

Jägergewehr 1856/59





Lebel Model 1886 rifle


Long rifle

Lorenz rifle

M1819 Hall rifle

M1841 Mississippi rifle

M1867 Russian Krnka

M1867 Werndl-Holub

M1870 Belgian Comblain

M1870 Italian Vetterli

M1885 Remington-Lee

Martini Cadet



Mauser Model 1871

Minié rifle

Model 1814 common rifle

Model 1817 common rifle


Murata rifle

Mylonas rifle

Needle gun

Percussion rifle

Quackenbush rifle

Remington M1867

Remington Rolling Block rifle

Rifles in the American Civil War


Sharps rifle

Sharps-Borchardt Model 1878


Spencer repeating rifle

Springfield Model 1865

Springfield Model 1866

Springfield Model 1868

Springfield Model 1869

Springfield Model 1870

Springfield Model 1870 Remington-Navy

Springfield Model 1871

Springfield Model 1873

Springfield Model 1875

Springfield Model 1877

Springfield Model 1880

Springfield Model 1882

Springfield Model 1884

Springfield Model 1886

Springfield Model 1888

Springfield Model 1892-99

Tabatière rifle

Vetterli rifle



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13 news items

Sat, 03 Jan 2015 19:33:45 -0800

While I have read much about the early rifles and rounds, it is those designed after 1900 that I find most interesting. Many of these cartridges are still being used after more than 100 years of production. Some of them really stand out and remained ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:14:18 -0800

It is believed the first use of snipers came during the American Revoluntionary War when colonists hid in trees and used early rifles to shoot British officers. The first unit of marksmen was established by the British army during the Napoleonic wars ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 19:08:54 -0800

It is believed the first use of snipers came during the American Revoluntionary War when colonists hid in trees and used early rifles to shoot British officers. The first unit of marksmen was established by the British army during the Napoleonic wars ...
Charlotte Observer
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:02:46 -0700

The team uncovered three castle windows with openings from which cannon balls or bullets from early rifles were shot, Saunders said later by phone. The walls were under 6 feet of dirt, he said. The 14-member Davidson Day team is the first to excavate ...
Southern Pines Pilot
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:46:05 -0700

“There were nine 'schools' in all,” Briggs said. “Bear Creek was first, with its key gunsmiths the Kennedy family in Moore County and the Harpers in Chatham. Their early rifles all have a carved step or molding along the comb with finials ending in a ...

Shooting Times Magazine

Shooting Times Magazine
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:08:38 -0700

The front sight ramp on early rifles was slotted for a hood, but according to Joe Clayton's book Ruger No. 1, only three hoods were made and none was shipped. My rifle has the slot but no hood. The bottom of the breechblock of my rifle has a number ...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:27:33 -0700

It takes great advantage of the encyclopedic capacity of a natural history museum, presenting everything from a stuffed grizzly bear and early rifles to an extraordinary turn-of-the-century model of downtown and relics from the early days of Hollywood.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:14:31 -0700

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