Compared to most marksmanship competitions today, those held in Springtown, Penn., every year are for more unusual and dated firearms. Follow Kenneth L. Smith-Christmas as he recounts the experience of a "Victorian Riflemen" match.
"The Martini-Henry: For Queen and Empire" is one of the most comprehensive works on the British military Martini-Henry to come out in years.
In the 1860s, at the dawn of the self-contained metallic cartridge era, the military armsmakers of Great Britain and other major powers decided to alter existing muzzleloading rifle-muskets into breechloaders. Reasons included saving production costs and buying time to permit experimentation.
Join the ARTV crew in Springfield, Mass., home of Smith & Wesson's legendary revolvers.