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Rifleman Q&A: Keeping Blackpowder Guns Rust-Free

An American Rifleman subscriber writes the editors asking how best to combat the acidic nature of blackpowder to prevent corrosion and rust. The simple answer may shock you. 

Preserving The Past: The Contemporary Longrifle Association Show

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2021, the Contemporary Longrifle Association's annual show is a gathering of dedicated artisans and manufacturers who are keeping the art of longrifle building alive.

Taking The Long Shot: Bergara and CVA New Products 2021

Bergara and CVA, both owned by BPI Outdoors, hosted several "Long Shot Tour" events to show off new bolt-action and muzzleloading rifles for 2021. 

The Breechloading Sharps: History & Performance

The Sharps breechloader was a truly innovative design that came right on the eve of America's western expansion. The lever-action design helped to secure the west and excelled on the target ranges as well.

Gun Range Etiquette: Simple Steps to Safe Shooting

While every shooting range has its own SOP, which you should familiarize yourself with, this tutorial will get you pointed in the correct direction. Knowledge is power.

New For 2021: CVA Paramount Pro Long Range .40 cal.

Very likely the new hot rod of muzzleloaders, CVA’s Paramount Pro in .40 cal., pushes beyond what is known of blackpowder rifle performance.

New for 2021: Traditions NitroFire

Available for the 20/21 hunting seasons, Traditions Firearms has reinvented the inline muzzleloader with a never-before-seen ignition system and firearm design with simplicity at its core.

A Modernized Muzzleloader: Traditions NitroFire & Federal FireStick

The Traditions Firearms NitroFire inline Muzzleloader series provides hunters with a package ready for use and reloads made easy with Federal Ammunition FireStick cartridges.

NRA Gun of the Week: CVA Cascade

On this week’s “Gun of the Week,” NRA’s American Rifleman staff discuss the Cascade, a bolt-action rifle from CVA.

Origins of the 'Trapdoor' Springfield: The Allin Conversions

Though little known today, the “Allin Conversions” and the other early “Trapdoor Springfields” represent an important part of the evolution of U.S. military small arms.

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