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Research Press Journal

Post by dbm » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:03 am

I hope it's OK posting here... I've launched a new free download magazine via my web site. Lots of info on single shot rifles! :)

Research Press Journal – Issue 1, Winter 2018. (32 pages) Free pdf download.

Contents:
  • The Enfield Rifle
  • Long Range Shooting with the Military Muzzle Loading Rifle
  • The Whitworth Rifle: A Brief Introduction
  • Hints for Long Range Riflemen
  • First Hints on Rifle Shooting: Wind
  • Private McVittie
  • Breech-Loading Small Arms
  • Thomas Wilson: his Patents, Arms and Ammunition
  • Frederick Prince’s Breech-Loading Rifle
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Post by dbm » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:04 am

Research Press Journal – Issue 2, Spring 2018. (40 pages) Free pdf download.

This edition includes reports, pictures and results for March 2018 USIMLT Nationals, 1000 yard World Championships and Oak Ridge LRML match.

Contents:
  • Report - USIMLT Nationals - 2018
  • Report - 1000 yard World Championship Match - 2018
  • Report - Oak Ridge LRML Match - 2018
  • Firearms Research Support
  • Rigby, Quicksilver & Bullet Alloys
  • Early Firearms History
  • The Muzzle Loading Match Rifle in Great Britain
  • Arming Georgia - "The Windsor Enfields Affair and Other Incidents"
  • The Pattern 1841 Carbine
  • Enfield Rifle Research
  • The British Volunteer System
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Post by dbm » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:56 am

In the new edition of my Research Press Journal I have an article on loading ammunition in the 19th Century. This draws from published letters and news reports in the UK. Full contents are:

Research Press Journal – Issue 3, Summer 2018. (40 pages)
  • Calendar of Events
  • Priming - News, Events, People & Places
  • Long Range Rifles (MLAGB Branch)
  • Loading Ammunition (in the 19th Century)
  • American Rifle Team, Creedmoor 1882
  • Firearms History: Improvements in the Rifle - Breech-Loading - Selection of the Service Weapon - The Snider and Martini-Henry
  • Military Match Rifles & Their Sights: Kerr and Turner
  • Arming Georgia: With The Beginning Of The War, Governor Joe Brown Turned To Domestic Production And Britian To Supply Georgia’s Needs For Arms
  • The Literature of the Volunteers of 1859
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Post by dbm » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:45 pm

Research Press Journal – Issue 4, Autumn 2018. (40 pages) Free pdf download.

Contents:
  • Report - Metford Trophy
  • News - The Hepsworth Medal
  • The Woe's of Corporal Peake
  • Firearms History - Firearm Manufacture / Barrel-Making / The Proof Test / Machine-Made Interchangeable Rifles
  • Old English and Modern Foreign Rifles (1886)
  • Powder Charge Experiments, 1875
  • Whitworth Hexagonal Bullets
  • A Martini-Henry Score Register
  • The Literature of the Volunteers of 1859 - The Volunteers Take Shape
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Post by dbm » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:46 pm

Research Press Journal – Issue 5, Winter 2018/19. Free download pdf magazine (40 pages)

Featured articles include a visit to the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield, c1880, and discussion of the 1866 Benson-Poppenburg Breech-loader. For those with an interest in long range target shooting the small-bore shooting article gives some insight into the discipline in 19thC Great Britain.

Contents:
  • Priming: News, Events, People & Places
  • Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield, c1880
  • Small Bore and Match Shooting, 1869
  • Horatio Ross
  • The 1866 Benson-Poppenburg Breech-loader
  • The Literature of the Volunteers of 1859
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Post by dbm » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:49 pm

Research Press Journal – Issue 6, Spring 2019. Free download pdf magazine (44 pages)

Featured articles include a special feature on the history of the Queen's Prize, illustrated with prize badges of the period, and contemporary 19thC articles on rifled guns and long range rifle fire.

Contents:
  • Priming: News, Events, People & Places
  • Rifled Guns, 1859
  • Enfield Rifle Team Shooting
  • Long Range Rifle Fire, 1885
  • The Queen's Prize, 1860-1900
  • The Literature of the Volunteers of 1859
  • C. Sharps' patent Rifles & Pistols advert
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Post by bruce m » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:30 pm

david,
your stuff is real history, and interesting for that reason.
your continued work in collating, saving, and storing this stuff in one findable place is appreciated.
there are now places that purport to be historical that are anything but.
if done wrong, understood history becomes not the truth.
if we are not careful, the political correctness of certain verbal minorities become regarded as the truth, and the real thing could be lost.
thank you.
bruce.
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Post by CBarnard » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:29 am

Thank you David for all your hard work, all very interesting stuff.
Chris 8)

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Post by dbm » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:15 pm

Research Press Journal – Issue 7, Summer 2019. Free download pdf magazine (44 pages)

Articles in this edition have a strong emphasis on the School of Musketry, Hythe, and musketry instruction in the 19th Century. There's also a feature on the Black Powder Target Rifle Association in the US, a history of the St. George's Challenge Vase and a contempory history of the match rifle (originally published in 1881).

Contents:
  • Priming: News, Events, People & Places
  • Black Powder Target Rifle Association
  • School of Musketry, Hythe
  • School of Musketry - Annual Report 1855
  • 'Pickets' versus Bullets
  • The Match Rifle - Past and Present
  • The St. George's Challenge Vase
  • British Official Mid 19th Century Musketry Manuals
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Re: Research Press Journal

Post by Jim Kidwell » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:45 pm

Of particular interest to me is Robert Garibay's article on the "Black Powder Target Rifle Association" movement (page 6). 8) ..........
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Post by Lumpy Grits » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:15 pm

Thank you much, for this information :!:
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Post by kenny s » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:39 am

ez to download. thanks....Ken

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Post by Kenny Wasserburger » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:35 am

Excellent as always,

Loved Robert’s article, long live the BPTRA.


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