Southern Vermont

2023 Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon

You won’t be seeing any exotic bolt-actions chambered in .22 LR winning Olympic gold if you attend the Southern Vermont Primitive Biathlon and Winter Shoot, which takes place February 11-12 at Skinner Hollow Farm in Manchester, Vt.

Traditions Performance Firearms: Innovators In The Industry

This year, Traditions Performance Firearms, based in Old Saybrook, Conn., is celebrating its 40th anniversary. In those four decades, it has earned a reputation for offering some of the industry’s most innovative muzzleloaders and associated gear, while refusing to abandon the historic designs and DIY projects enthusiasts crave.

RIfleman Q&A: Derringer Rifles?

A reader inquires: Can you identify my rifle? The only markings on it are “U.S. Derringer, Philadelphia 1826.” Any information would be appreciated.

Blackpowder Basics: How To Shoot An Old-School Muzzleloading Rifle

Muzzleloading rifles and muskets using blackpowder are a fun and intriguing throw back to the earlier days of firearm technology, but also have a more involved process than simply loading a cartridge.

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.

Alexander Hamilton's Pistols Sold At Auction

A pair of flintlock holster pistols that were once presented to Alexander Hamilton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, sold at auction this past month, along with other noteworthy arms.

ARTV Preview: Rules for Safe Shooting and Storage, Springfield Armory Ronin and The Blunderbuss

On this week's episode of American Rifleman TV, NRA's Larry Quandahl walks us through the NRA rules for safe shooting and gun storage. We'll also take a look at the Springfield Armory Ronin Operator and the British Blunderbuss.

American Muskets Of The Revolution

While the longrifle gets most of the attention, the muskets used by militia and the Continental Line were the workhorses of the American Revolution.

Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: Building the Davide-Pedersoli Kit

For fans of historical firearms, putting together a pistol or rifle kit can be one of the most-rewarding projects of their entire hobby.

The Model 1805 Harpers Ferry Pistol: Launching the Reproduction Era

In the last few decades particularly, the United States has seen an influx of both high-quality reproductions of antique arms from centuries ago, with companies like Italian Firearms Group and Davide-Pedersoli leading the way with designs like their Harpers Ferry Model 1805 reproduction.

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