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From Civil War To World War: The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 4

After the American Civil War, repeating rifles and smokeless powder revolutionized shooting. Accurate rifles that didn’t give away a sniper’s position, combined with optical sights, made the stalemate of the Great War’s trenches ideal conditions for the sniper’s work.

Navy Arms Whitworth Rifle

The company’s Parker-Hale Whitworth and the Parker-Hale Volunteer, to be specific, are back, in both hexagonal and round bores with American walnut stocks and bone-charcoal color-casehardened hammers and lockplates.

Sharpshooting North & South: The Genesis Of Sniping

During the Civil War, sharpshooters brought marksmanship skills to bear, dispatching generals and influencing battles.

American Rifleman's Special Sessions at 2013 NRAAM

Attendees of the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits are invited to join American Rifleman editors and other special guests for a pair of Special Sessions.

Special Session: Civil War Sharpshooters

Sniper expert Maj. John Plaster will discuss the role of sharpshooters and their arms in America's bloodiest conflict.

American Rifleman Special Sessions

While you are at the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas, I encourage you to take a break from the show floor and attend two special events. Noted sniping authority Maj. John L. Plaster, U.S. Army (Ret.), and historian Martin K.A. Morgan are onboard for two American Rifleman Special Sessions of tremendous interest to NRA members.

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